Monday, April 14, 2014
Palestinians shoot and kill settler near Hebron
Palestinian gunmen shot and killed one person and injured two others in a car driven by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Israel's military said.
The Palestinians shot at the car in Tarqumiyah near Hebron in the West Bank, killing one person and injuring two passengers, according to Israeli news reports. The victims were in their vehicle at the time of the shooting. A 40-year-old man, presumably the father, was pronounced dead, while the mother was in serious condition, and the child suffered only light injuries, Channel 2 reported.
The attack is understood to have targeted several vehicles, Ynet reports. The Israeli army launched a search of the area in the wake of the attack. Troops surrounded Idhna, suspecting that the gunmen came from the village. Palestinian sources said that large numbers of troops had set up roadblocks at the entrances to Palestinian villages in the Hebron area.