Jerusalem Area Settlement Briefly Under Lockdown Over 'Terror' Fears

Search in Beit Horon found no security breach, officials confirm

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Beit Horon in 2016.
Beit Horon in 2016.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

Residents of the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon were briefly asked to stay indoors on Thursday over a suspected "terrorist infiltration," the military's Home Front Command said.

A search has found no security breach, Israeli defense officials said.

An alarm sounded in the settlement, north of Jerusalem, while U.S. President Joe Biden is in the city on the second day of his visit to Israel and the West Bank.

In April, two Palestinian gunmen killed a 23-year-old security guard at the entrance of the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank.

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