West Bank settlement: 3 Israelis murdered, 1 injured in shooting attack

Three Israelis were pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a terrorist shot them. Another Israeli was moderately injured by the terrorist and evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital. The terrorist had a work permit and previously worked in the settlement.He was neutralized at the scene by security forces.

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Three Israelis were pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a terrorist shot them in the West Bank. Another Israeli was moderately wounded by the terrorist and evacuated to the Hadassah University Medical Center-Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. One of the victims who was pronounced dead has been identified as Solomon Gaviria, a 20-year-old Border Police officer from Be'er Ya'akov.

According to the initial investigation, the terrorist arrived at the rear gate to Har Adar along with Palestinian workers. He then pulled out a gun and opened fire on the victims. Israel Border Police officers were on a morning patrol at the time in the settlement and neutralized the terrorist.

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Security forces have ruled out the possibility of a second terrorist. Magen David Adom stated that the three victims who were pronounced dead were two secuiry guards and a Border Police officer; they were in their 20s and 30s. The fourth victim is a man in his 30s. He is reportedly fully conscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

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Security forces have ruled out the possibility of a second terrorist. Magen David Adom stated that the three victims who were pronounced dead were two security guards and a Border Police officer; they were in their 20s and 30s. The fourth victim is a man in his 30s. He is reportedly fully conscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

The terrorist is a 37-year-old father of four from Beit Surik in the West Ban who held a working permit. He has worked in the Har Adar town council for four years and was fired. Security forces are now investigating whether the terrorist was acting alone or was sent by a third-party.

Initial reports stated that the terrorist also stabbed the victims. However, Magen David Adom reported that the victims only sustained gunshot wounds. The entrance of Palestinian workers into Har Adar has been frozen until further notice. The Palestinians who entered the settlement this morning are being sent back to their villages.



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