Jewish man seriously wounded in shooting attack near Samaria community. Security forces searching the area.

A Jewish man about 35 years old, a father of five, was seriously wounded in a shooting attack near Havat Gilad in Samaria this evening.

Medics provided aid to the wounded man and evacuated him to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

Initial reports indicate that terrorists shot from a passing vehicle and escaped the scene.

Security forces are searching the area.

Samaria Council head Yossi Dagan said, "It's shocking that terrorists feel free to shoot at innocent civilians. Nevertheless, I want to send a clear message to our enemies: We will not give in to terror. We choose the path of life."