Palestinian man kills one Israeli man and wounds another in attack near Jewish settlement in the West Bank
- Waving the Israelis down, the gunman asked for directions to the nearby spring before pulling out a pistol and shooting them.
- The deceased was 25-year-old Danny Gonen, a student from Lod.
- Hamas praised the act, but authorities have yet to determine whether the gunman acted as a part of a larger organization.
“We will not accept a situation in which a young hiker has his life taken from him in the land of Israel because he is Jewish. … The murderous attack that occurred today is another step in the quiet and serious escalation in acts of terrorism we have witnessed in recent months.”
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