By COLlive reporter
A Jewish man and his son were murdered, with other family members wounded, by a drive-by shooting by a Palestinian terrorist on Friday near the city of Hebron.
The fatalities have been identified as Yaakov Litman and his 18-year-old son, Natanel Litman.
The lightly injured victim, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba for treatment. Four others were also sent to Soroka for treatment for shock, Times of Israel reported.
The family were on their way to celebrate their daughter’s Shabbat Kallah, also known as Aufruf, which takes place on the Shabbos before the wedding. She is set to get married on Tuesday, 5 Kislev.
According to an initial report, a Palestinian terrorist exited his vehicle and fired on the Israeli car, then fled the scene. IDF troops were searching the area for the suspect, the army said.
Members of Hebron Regional Council called on the government use every means at their disposal in order to halt the wave of terror, Channel 2 said. They also accused the Palestinian Red Crescent rescue service of failing to help the dead and wounded.
The attack brings to 15 the number of Israelis killed in the current cycle of violence, which flared up during the Jewish New Year holiday in September. Hundreds of Israelis have also been wounded in the car-ramming, shooting and knife attacks that have struck primarily in Jerusalem and the West Bank.