A terrorist opened fire at an Israeli car driving on a road in Huwara in the Shomron.
An American-Israeli man in the car was seriously injured and his wife suffered from shock. They were treated at the scene by IDF medics and evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah. The husband is in serious condition, sedated and ventilated.
According to witnesses, the terrorist opened fire at the car at zero-point range with an improvised Carlo submachine gun and shot 21 bullets. The victim, who is a weapons and combat trainer, managed to return fire and wounded the terrorist, who threw his gun on the ground and fled the scene. The victim then made himself a tourniquet.
IDF soldiers who arrived at the scene also shot at the terrorist as he fled.
The soldiers ran after him and a Golani soldier spotted him shortly later in a building – seriously wounded – and detained him.
The attack occurred on the same street where the Yaniv brothers, h’yd, were killed – exactly three weeks ago.
Sources told YWN that the victim is an American citizen, originally from Far Rockaway, named Dovid Stern, 44, a former U.S. Marine, who made aliyah many years ago. His name for tefillah is Alexander Dovid Dov Ben Necha Rochel. Stern is a Krav Maga instructor and trainer for first-responder security teams in the Shomron and is known locally as Rambo. He and his wife, Rachel, are residents of Itamar, north of Huwara.
According to the victim’s wife, he is now in moderate to serious and stable condition. She said that miraculously, the bullet only grazed his skull and then hit his arm. A CT scan showed that there was no internal damage.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jersalem)