Israeli killed, 2 wounded in suspected terrorist attack near Hebron

Shots fired killing man, wounding woman and boy traveling in West Bank on Passover eve; Islamic Jihad laud attack.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 15, 2014 03:23
1 minute read.
Israel police.

Police car370. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

An Israeli man was killed and two others wounded after a Palestinian fired shots at a family vehicle Monday evening on Route 35 near the Tarkumia checkpoint west of Hebron, police said.

A 40-year-old man was pronounced dead after attempts at resuscitation, while a 28-year-old woman was in moderate condition after suffering injuries to her upper body, according to Magen David Adom. She was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


A nine-year-old boy suffered light wounds from shrapnel in his chest. He was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center at Ein Kerem.

The victims were in their vehicle at the time of the shooting. The assailant fired at three different vehicles on Route 35, according to MDA.

An initial IDF investigation revealed that at least one armed gunman approached the road on foot, and shot at the first car that passed from only a few meters away.

The shooter then ran to another point on the road and continued to shoot at Israeli vehicles. The shooter then fled the scene.

An eyewitness told Channel 2 that a man wearing a helmet on the side of the road all of a sudden opened fire on passing cars with a AK-47 rifle.



IDF officials said there was no military intelligence that hinted at an attack on Jews on the eve of Passover.

MK Orit Struck (Bayit Yehudi) told Army Radio that she has no doubt the attack was "a direct result of releasing [Palestinian] prisoners that help turn the wheels of terror...releasing prisoners leads to terrorist attacks."

The Islamic Jihad released a statement commending the attack as "a natural response to Israel's crimes." The terrorist group did not claim responsibility for the attack.

IDF security forces, police, and Border Police were carrying out a search for the shooters.


Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD