An Israeli Jewish man and his son were killed by a Palestinian terrorist gunman near the Judean town of Hebron on Friday. The man’s wife and another son were both wounded, and three daughters who witnessed the atrocity were treated for severe shock.
According to the testimony of the surviving family members, the attack was carried out by two Palestinian gunmen in a passing car. After the initial volley of bullets, one of the gunmen got out of his vehicle and fired more rounds at the Jewish family from close range.
The badly wounded older son managed to call rescue services before being killed.
The terrorists escaped the scene into nearby Palestinian-controlled villages and at press time was being hunted by Israeli forces.
Israeli police are investigating the possibility that the first ambulance to respond to the scene belonged to the Palestinian Red Crescent, and that it quickly left without providing medical assistance after discovering that the victims were Jews.