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TERROR IN ISRAEL: American Killed in Shooting Attack At Beit Ha’arava Junction On Route 90

A 26-year-old American man was killed in a shooting attack on Route 90 near the Beit Ha’arava Junction on Monday evening.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah Volunteers were on the scene and doing CPR on the victim who was rushed to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his wounds.

The IDF continues to search for the terrorist who carried out the attack, and has set up roadblocks and checkpoints in the area as they hunt for the murderer.

The victim was later identified as Elan Ganales, h’yd. Ganeles grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and attended Modern Orthodox schools. His family belonged to the Young Israel of West Hartford shul, where Ganeles served as a ba’al koreh as a teenager.

Ganales spent a year in Israel after high school and ended up extending his stay and enlisting in the army. He later returned to the US to attend Columbia. He had traveled to Israel this week for a wedding.

Ganeles is survived by his parents and two younger brothers, Simon and Gabriel. His levaya will take place in Israel and his family members will return to Connecticut to sit shiva.

“We are shattered by the loss of Elan Ganeles, a US-Israeli citizen and IDF vet murdered today by Palestinian terrorists,” a statement from the Israeli Consulate in New York said. “Elan grew up in Connecticut and graduated last May from Columbia. He volunteered in his local community & sought to better the world. May his memory be a blessing.”

Separately, another Israeli-owned car came under gunfire near the Beit Ha’arava Junction. The Israeli motorist continued driving until the nearby Almog Junction and reported the incident to the authorities. B’chasdei Hashem, none of the passengers in the vehicle were injured.


19 Responses

  1. Yes, let us try to make peace with these sub-humans. I think we can be successful. What do all you delusional liberals think? Please post here.

  2. Wait a minute. Where are these Arabs getting guns from? They never served in the IDF. Something is not adding up. This doesn’t fit the narrative.

  3. I think the Message is clear that as long that there is a huge Kehila in klal Yisroel that fosters hate and urges its members to cut ties with brothers sisters and friends and nothing is being done about it and all the pain that is caused by it, its an out right chutspah to ask hashem to take away this חרון אף רח”ל

  4. The state benefits from these acts due to the rally round the flag effect and as a diversion from the recent vax bioweapon attack. Divide and rule is a strategy applied between Jews and Arabs even by the supposedly Jewish state. Arabs probably get their guns from an Israeli intelligence agency.

  5. Not getting involved: Last week I heard an arab mayor admit there are arab towns where there is an illegal gun in every single home and he’s begging the IDF to come in and clean it up……

  6. Arizona, dont be so smug. If we’re in trouble, you’re in worse trouble. Any Jewish kid knows that there is special hashgacha in Eretz Yisroel. Germany was also safer then Israel before WW2. Alot that helped after the war broke out. And stop biting the hand that feeds you!

  7. Arizona – you can echo the Meraglim – Efes ki az ha’am”. I think I’ll stick with Yehoshua and Kalev – “Tova ha’aretz me’od me’od”.

    an Israeli Yid

  8. anIsraeliYid: To think that a Jew would compare the Eretz Canaan that Jehoshua Ben Nun entered to the State of Israel today…Yours must be some kind of religion until now not brought to my attention.

  9. @arizona, the Land of Israel is literally the same land. There is no opinion, not even in Neturei Karta or Satmar, that Eretz Isroel lost any k’dusha.

  10. Arizona – it’s amazing to me that you wouldn’t. We are speaking about the same exact place, with the same havtacha from HKB”Hj that his eyes are on it from the beginning to the end of the year. I prefer living under HKB”H’s constant watch – even if it means that He occasionally decides that.we, as a people, need a slap…

    an Israeli Yid

  11. All criticisms of my observation notwithstanding, my position is unchanged. All you’ve done with your premature kibbutz goluyos is give the murderers of Jews a very target-rich environment. Yasher koach.

  12. Arizona, I’m probably the most anti zionist person on this site, and I’m really repulsed that politics is your first reaction to the killing of another yid. When such tragedies happen, we don’t use them as “gatcha” moments to attack ideologies which are, in fact, false. It’s lowly and disrespectful to the family of the niftar, hy”d.

  13. Arizona – your comment about “premature kibutz goluyos” is disputed by none other than the Chasam Sofer, who is considered the father of modern Charedism (his “Chodosh Osur min haTorah” is widely cited by Chareidim as to why they can’t change anything). His Pshat in the Pesukim around “Kol beRama Nishma” is that the “concession” that Rochel Imeinu won from HKB”H was that even before the coming of Moshiach, Bnei Yisroel would be able to start coming back to Eretz Yisroel – he goes into it in much more detail than I have time for now, but you can look it up.

    You are free to continue living in Arizona and enjoying the earthly Taivos of Chutz laAretz, but don’t try to play it like you have any basis other than the justification of your own Gashmiusdik pleasures for oposing other Yidden returning to Eretz Yisroel.

    an Israeli Yid

  14. @AviraDeArah, sorry but you are probably not the most anti zionist person on this site.

    those “honorary titles” would have to go to HaKatan, Yossi Shtup, & JayD

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