A 32-year-old Israeli man was killed in a terrorist shooting attack near the town of Hermesh in the Shomron on Tuesday morning.
The terrorist reportedly opened fire from a moving vehicle, immediately fleeing the scene following his dastardly attack.
Sadly, despite being conscious when first treated by paramedics, the victim tragically succumbed to his wounds at a hospital.
The victim was later identified as Meir Tamari, H’yd, a father of two small children and a resident of Hermesh.
“Following the initial report, an Israeli civilian who was injured by live fire arrived at the entrance of the community of Hermesh a short while ago. The civilian received initial medical treatment at the scene and was later evacuated to a hospital. IDF soldiers began pursuing the terrorists and checkpoints have been set up in the area,” an IDF spokesman said.
Yossi Dagan, head of the Shomron Regional Council, noted that there was once an IDF checkpoint where the attack took place, but it was removed due to international pressure.
“The writing was on the wall. If the checkpoint had been active, the attack would have been avoided,” Dagan said.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)