An Israeli Jewish mother and father were killed in a barbaric Palestinian Muslim shooting attack on their vehicle in Samaria.
Times of Israel The couple, identified as Eitam and Naama Henkin, from Neria north of Ramallah, leave behind four children — aged 4 months, 4, 7 and 9 — who were in the vehicle at the time of the attack, but were not hit by the gunfire.
The Israeli family came under fire when they slowed down before making a turn. At that moment, a Palestinian vehicle accelerated toward the family. Two attackers opened fire on the family with a handgun and a rifle. Both parents were struck multiple times in their upper bodies, paramedics said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Eitam Henkin, an officer in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit of the IDF, had no chance when a burst of gunfire slammed into his car from two different firearms on Thursday night. He and his wife Na’ama were killed within seconds before the horrified eyes of their four young children.
Military sources said bullets were found at the scene from two different firearms, a rifle and a handgun. Their four children were rescued from the vehicle and taken to the Itamar Junction where they received initial treatment from Magen David Adom (MDA) medical personnel.
The attack took place barely 24 hours after Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas announced from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly that his entity had renounced the internationally-recognized 1994 Oslo Accords.
On Thursday, Hamas praised the “heroic terror attack” and called for more “quality attacks.” “Zionists will pay the price for Netanyahu’s criminal policies everywhere,” the group said.
In Jerusalem, another Palestinian Muslim terrorist fatally stabbed two Israel men and injured a woman and her toddler before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, after which terror group Hamas praised the “heroic” attack.
BREAKING PHOTOS: Scene of the stabbing attack in Jerusalem where 4 Israelis were stabbed by Palestinian terrorist. pic.twitter.com/HpvGkR6FiW
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