Arutz Sheva and News sources
A 19-year-old soldier was killed, and a 47-year-old rabbi and father of 12 was critically wounded on Sunday morning at the Ariel Junction in Samaria, Israel, by a Palestinian terrorist who fled to a neighboring Arab village.
The first attack occurred at the Ariel Junction.
Many security forces were dispatched to the site, as well as Magen David Adom paramedics, who treated the wounded.
A short time later, the attacker apparently struck again at the Gitai Avisar Junction, a few miles west of the entrance to Ariel.
Three people were wounded in the attacks. One of the victims later died of his injuries.
Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan from Beersheva was killed by the gunman who later shot and wounded two other people, including 47-year-old Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who is fighting for his life.
Ettinger, a father of 12, is a well-known educational figure in the national religious sector, serves as dean of the Oz V’Emunah hesder yeshiva in the Neve Sha’anan neighborhood of south Tel Aviv.
He has a wife and 12 children, who range in age from one to 20.
A directive was issued to close the gates in all localities in central Samaria as security forces hunt for the attacker.
Please pray for Achiad Ehud ben Carmit.