The Kingdom of Samaria was captured by the Israelites and the land was given to the tribe of Joseph following the Exodus. Samaria, along with other rpovinces occupied by the Northern Israleite tribes split away from Israel and two kingdoms existed for a while that were those of Kingdom of Judea and Kingdom of Israel. Tribes of Israel were carried off into captivity by Assyrians.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
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