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Terror Attack Near Ariel


JNN News, March 20, 2019


A Palestinian Arab terrorist on Sunday 17 March 2019 went on a stabbing and shooting spree that initially left one Israeli dead and two more in critical condition. The first Israeli man killed in a combination stabbing and shooting attack in Samaria was identified as a 19-year-old IDF sergeant from the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva. A second victim, Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, passed away after succumbing to his wounds on Mon.18 March 2019. Ettinger, 47, a resident of the Israeli town of Eli in Samaria, is survived by his wife and 12 children, ages one to 20. The prolonged attack began near the Samaria Jewish settlement of Ariel, where the terrorist assaulted an Israeli soldier near a bus stop. After stabbing the soldier, the terrorist managed to seize his rifle and immediately opened fire on passing vehicles, hitting an Israeli motorist. Another Israeli driver ran from his vehicle, which the terrorist then stole and drove off in the direction of Tel Aviv. At the next major junction, the terrorist again opened fire, hitting another Israeli soldier waiting at a hitchhiking post. From there, the terrorist drove to the nearby Palestinian village of Burqin, where he abandoned the stolen vehicle and disappeared. Israeli forces are conducting a manhunt in search of the killer. Meanwhile, Palestinians distributed sweets in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning 17 March 2019 in celebration of the terror attacks in Ariel. (Israel Today/J.Post)


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