Two Israelis killed in West Bank shooting

They were reportedly ambushed by armed terrorists near the Huwara checkpoint


Two Israeli civilians have been shot dead while driving in the West Bank after reportedly being ambushed by armed terrorists. 

Within minutes the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were on the scene.

The IDF have said the incident was a “shooting incident,” and have not yet described it as terror-related.

They continue to actively conduct searches for the assailants. 

Magen David Adom and United Haztalah administered CPR but were forced to declare the two Israeli victims dead en route.

The incident occurred near the Einabus Junction in Huwara south of Nablus, where Israeli troops recently completed a terror raid that left 7 Palestinians dead.

In a video released following the incident, a car with Israeli registration plates and covered in bullet holes can be seen.

The identity of the victims has not yet been released and the case remains under investigation.

A Shomron Council spokesperson told i24 news that "contrary to the rumors that were spread" they are Jewish Israelis and reports indicate that the two may be brothers. 

“This, unfortunately, was a very serious attack,” Samaria Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan said on Sunday.

 “The government must change the paradigm from defence to offence. Terrorists cannot be allowed to open fire on innocent civilians in broad daylight.”

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