Terror attack in West Bank, Israeli killed, one injured

Palestinian shoots two Israelis; One dies from wounds, second in treatment; Manhunt underway

Scene of attack

Scene of attack

Two Israeli men were shot, one dying from his wounds, in a terror attack close to the settlement of Dolev in the West Bank.

The deceased, Danny Gonen, 25, from Lod, was traveling with a friend (unnamed to public at this time) when a Palestinian waved his car down. The Palestinian shot both on the spot, Danny later succumbing to his wounds, the second in moderate-condition.

Danny Gonen, 25

Danny Gonen, 25

The IDF released the statement on the attack: The Palestinian asked for information regarding a nearby spring moments before drawing a gun and shooting the passengers at close range.

Security and additional checkpoints have been in place following the attack, both the IDF and Israeli Police searching for the terrorist.

Prime Minister Netanyahu stated, “We mustn’t let the relative calm mislead us. Efforts to hurt us are underway at all times, and we will continue to fight them using all the means available to us.”

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin stating following the attack, “We will not accept a situation in which a young hiker has his life taken from him in the land of Israel because he is Jewish. Security forces will work tirelessly to bring to justice those responsible for this cruel and brutal act. There should be heard clear and decisive condemnation of such criminal acts from both the Arab leadership, which bears responsibility for actions of terrorism emanating from its territory, as well as from the leaders of the Arab community in Israel.”