As word of the lethal terror attack in Hebron spread, just as they did on 9/11, Gaza residents were treated to celebratory wreaths of flowers as well as sweets that were handed to drivers and passers-by.
My friend in Israel just told me that now there are 7 new orphans thanks to this attack. This is one of the families:
Lethal terror attack on eve of peace talks : Four Israelis were murdered Tuesday evening after the vehicle they were traveling in was ambushed by terrorists in the Hebron region.
At least some of the victims, who are all residents of Beit Hagai, are members of the same family. Ambulance service officials said the victims include two men aged about 25 and 40, as well as two women of roughly the same ages, one of them pregnant.
According to initial reports, an Israeli vehicle traveling in the area came under fire directed at it from a passing vehicle at the Bani Naim junction on Highway 60, between Hebron and Kiryat Arba.
More than one terrorist apparently took part in the attack, with Channel Two reporting the attackers apparently confirmed the death of the Israeli victims by shooting them at close range, before fleeing the scene.
“The vehicle was sprayed with dozens of bullets,” a paramedic at the scene told Channel 2. “There were numerous shell casings around. We found four bodies and there was no chance whatsoever to help them; all we could do was to pronounce the death of these four Jews.”
A Palestinian security official said that aHamas cell is believed to be behind the lethal attacks. Meanwhile, speeches from loudspeakers at a mosque in the northern Gaza Strip celebrated news of the attack.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Ynet the attack was not meant to foil direct peace talks, and said the negotiations had failed even before starting. YNET NEWS