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Israeli Father, Son Fatally Shot While Driving in West Bank: IDF

by Paul Goldman /  / Updated  / Source: Reuters
A Palestinian gunman shot dead two Israelis who were traveling in a car on Route 60 near the Otniel settlement on Friday, Nov. 13.
A Palestinian gunman shot dead two Israelis who were traveling in a car on Route 60 near the Otniel settlement on Friday, Nov. 13.Google Maps

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TEL AVIV — A Palestinian gunman fatally shot an Israeli father and son who were traveling in a car in the southern West Bank on Friday, authorities said.

The attack took place near the Palestinian city of Hebron, not far from a Jewish settlement called Otniel. A third person was injured.

One of the slain was a volunteer for the Magen David Adom ambulance service, officials said.

Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner confirmed via Twitter that fatalities were a father and son. They were aged 40 and 18, according to local reports.

A manhunt was launched for the gunman.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the victims' family.

"We will reach the killers and we will bring them to justice," he said. "Israel will continue to fight terrorism anywhere we need to."

There has been a wave of attacks by Palestinians since Oct. 1, with at least 14 Israelis killed in stabbings, shootings and other attacks, including Friday's shooting.

At least 75 Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli forces, including 45 people who were carrying out or about to carry out attacks.

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