Friday, July 01, 2016

01-Jul-16: The drive-by shooting near Otniel

The victims' vehicle flipped after the people inside came under
a massive hail of gun-fire [Image Source]
We know more now about the innocent victims of today's Arab-on-Israeli attack on a civilian vehicle and the civilians traveling in it near Otniel, south of Hebron. They are members of a single family.

Times of Israel says
An Israeli man was killed Friday afternoon and his wife was seriously hurt when their family car came under gunfire from a passing vehicle and overturned, south of the West Bank city of Hebron. The couple’s children were also hurt. A 14-year-old daughter was in moderate-to-serious condition and a 15-year-old son was lightly injured... The family’s car flipped over due to the attack, close to Beit Hagai on Route 60, the army said.
Israel National News adds that the
wife was seriously wounded in the attack, and was evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body... According to initial reports, a Kia sedan overtook the family as they drove along Route 60 and opened fire, striking both parents and causing the car to overturn. As many as 20 shots were fired at the car, investigators say. The victims are reportedly a well-known family from the area, who live close to another family struck by a deadly terrorist attack during the latest wave of Arab terror. IDF forces responded quickly and are currently pursuing the terrorists who carried out the attack.
Though no announcement of an official kind has been made yet about the identity of the family, names are being mentioned in corners of the social media and it does indeed appear the family are well-known, and connected with a major educational institution in the area of the attack.

UPDATE: Very sorry to have to report this: "Grief and Tears as Rabbi Michael Mark, Hy”d, Is Laid to Rest", Hamodia, July 3, 2016

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