Israeli Critically Wounded in Terrorist Shooting Attack

One day after brothers Hillel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv were killed in a terrorist shooting attack, a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in another terrorist shooting attack in the Shomron.


A 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a suspected terrorist shooting attack at the Beit HaArava Junction between the Dead Sea and Jericho Monday afternoon.

Security forces are searching for the shooter, who fled the scene. A security official said that the attacker opened fire at three different locations in the area.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah personnel treated the victim at the scene and evacuated him to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Yerushalayim.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eilon Lubiner said: “Together with additional first responders we performed CPR on a man in his 20s who suffered from gunshot wounds in his upper body. He is now being evacuated to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in critical condition while undergoing continued resuscitation efforts.”

Should the shooting be declared a terrorist attack, it would be the second terrorist shooting attack in Samaria in as many days.

Yesterday, a terrorist opened fire at an Israeli vehicle near the Arab village of Huwara in Samaria, murdering 22-year-old Hillel Menachem Yaniv and his brother, 20-year-old Yagel Yaakov Yaniv. The brothers were hesder (pre-army) yeshiva students, and were killed while driving back to their yeshivas from their home in the community of Har Bracha.

The two were laid to rest in a funeral that was attended by thousands of people at Mount Herzl in Yerushalayim Monday afternoon.

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