An Israeli reserve soldier was killed near the West Bank town of Beit Lid after Palestinian terrorists opened fire on his vehicle, causing it to overturn.
At about 10 a.m., terrorists opened fire at an Israeli car near the Beit Lid intersection, causing the driver to lose control of the wheel. The car overturned and led to his immediate death. Paramedics who arrived at the scene tried to resuscitate him but to no avail.
The man who was murdered in a terrorist shooting attack in Samaria this morning (Thursday) has been identified as Elchanan Klein, a 30-year-old father of three.
Klein was murdered in a shooting on the road between the town of Einav and Shavei Shomron.
Following the deadly terrorist attack, Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan issued a call to the government to make fundamental changes to its approach in Judea and Samaria: “This is a very painful attack that has taken a very painful toll on the communities of Shavei Shomron, Einav and beyond. We send a message of support and strength to our IDF fighters and to all our security forces.”
“Only two days ago, we demanded that the approach be completely redesigned, and the road from Nablus that leads to Einav be blocked. To my great dismay, after two days of pleading, and after this fatal shooting, a partial closure has been enforced. Too little, too late – and we are paying in blood.
“Let me be perfectly clear: I speak for myself and for all the residents of Samaria when I say that we stand behind the IDF and the government, and we are full partners in the war effort. I call upon the government to completely recalibrate the approach to Judea and Samaria. We all know that effective immediately, the family of the terrorist who carried out this murderous attack will receive a very generous monthly salary from the terrorist Palestinian Authority, a reward for the murder of Jews.
The terrorists in Judea and Samaria must be treated precisely the same way their Nazi comrades are being dealt with in Gaza. We will not accept the spilling of Jewish blood – not in the Gaza Envelope communities, and not in Judea and Samaria. Be strong, hit them with a fatal blow, and we will see victory at last!” Dagan concluded.