Rabbi Ya’akov Litman, 40, and his son Netanel, 18, who were shot to death by Palestinian terrorists outside Otniel south of Hebron on Friday afternoon, were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Saturday night.
Five other family members – Litman’s wife, three daughters aged 5, 9, and 11, and a 16-year-old son – suffered minor wounds. The family was driving to a Shabbat pre-celebration of a fourth daughter’s wedding when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle. All five were lightly wounded by shrapnel and the resulting crash, but were not shot.
Ya’akov was struck first and Netanel was shot while calling for help, according to the IDF Spokesman. The 16-year-old son was able to reach Magen David Adom.
Army units have since launched an intensive search and imposed a siege on the nearby Arab village of Yata.
All roads in the area have been closed until the suspects are apprehended, the IDF said.