Israeli killed, five wounded in terror shooting in south

The assailant was shot and killed by a civilian at the scene


(JNS) An Israeli was killed and five others wounded on Friday afternoon when a terrorist opened fire at a bus stop near the Re'em Masmiya Junction, near Kiryat Malachi in the northern Negev, according to medical officials.

Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to resuscitate a 20-year-old man in critical condition who was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Another 20-year-old man, a 16-year-old boy and a 65-year-old man were seriously injured. Two others, including a 65-year-old woman, were moderately hurt.

The victims were evacuated to Assuta Ashdod Hospital and Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

Police said the terrorist arrived in a vehicle and opened fire on people waiting for the bus. He was eventually shot and killed by a civilian at the scene.

A large police force was conducting sweeps to ensure no other terrorists were involved in the attack.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces thwarted an attempted vehicular assault in Gush Etzion.

The driver, a Palestinian, tried to run over civilians at the Gush Etzion Junction, located south of Bethlehem about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Jerusalem, the Israel Defense Forces said.

IDF forces neutralized the assailant following a pursuit. He was subsequently arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

There were no other injuries in the attack.

A knife was found during a search of the terrorist’s vehicle.

On Sunday, an Israeli police officer was lightly wounded in a stabbing at the Lion’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

The assailant was neutralized by Israeli security forces on the scene.

Also on Sunday night, a Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Hussan Junction near the ultra-Orthodox city of Beitar Illit in Judea.

No casualties were reported in the incident and the terrorist was neutralized, the IDF said.

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