Thursday, October 1, 2015

Palestinians kill Israeli couple in West Bank shooting; Hamas praises it as 'heroic terror attack', calls for more

(JPost) A Palestinian gunman shot dead two Israeli parents in a shooting attack on their vehicle in Samaria, between Elon Moreh and Itamar on Thursday night; Four of their young children survived the attack without injury and were rescued by emergency responders from the bullet-ridden vehicle.

Magen David Adom paramedics and IDF units pulled the children out of the car near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik, and paramedics declared the parents dead on the scene after failing to detect vital signs.

A 4-month-old baby, a 4-year-old boy, a seven-year-old boy and a nine-year old boy survived the attack without physical injury, after witnessing their parents being shot dead before their eyes.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the shooting attack which killed an Israeli couple in the northern West Bank on Thursday evening.

"This is a difficult day for the State of Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement to the press during his trip to New York, where he is attending the UN General Assembly meeting.

"We are witnesses to an especially cruel, shocking act in which parents are murdered, leaving behind four little orphans," the premier said. "My heart is with the children, all of our hearts are with the children and the family."
Hamas praised as a "heroic terror attack" Thursday's West Bank shooting that left an Israeli couple dead.

The Palestinian group called for more "quality attacks," adding that "Zionists will pay the price for [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's criminal policies everywhere."