Unknown individuals shot at Israeli vehicles on Friday afternoon near the West Bank settlement of Otniel. Two people were killed -- a man in his 40s and a male around 18 years old. Reports after the attack claimed that the pair were father and son. A 16-year-old was wounded. The attackers fled and police have been searching the area. Police focused searches and checkpoints in the area of the Palestinian towns of as-Samu, Yatta and ad-Dhahiriya. [Ynet, now]Times of Israel says that at around 3:00 pm this afternoon (Friday) the Magen David Adom national ambulance service received a report of gunshots fired at a car near Otniel Junction south of Hebron, In addition to a 40-year-old man and an 18-year old man who died at the scene of the murderous attack, a lightly injured victim, a 16-year-old boy, has been taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba for emergency treatment. Four others, evidently also passengers, were sent to Soroka to be treated for shock, all or most of them children. It appears the vehicle was carrying seven people, very likely all from one family.
There is a pursuit underway now of the gunman. With the start of the Sabbath in these moments, we will not be updating until tomorrow night.