Israeli Man, Two Daughters Wounded in Gush Etzion Shooting

The terrorist opened fire at the victims’ car from another vehicle near the Tekoa Junction in Gush Etzion; IDF forces are searching for the shooter.

By JNS | | Topics: Terrorism
An Israeli man was wounded in a suspected Palestinian drive-by shooting at the Tekoa Junction, July 16, 2023. Credit: Magen David Adom.
An Israeli man was wounded in a suspected Palestinian drive-by shooting at the Tekoa Junction, July 16, 2023. Credit: Magen David Adom.

An Israeli man was shot and seriously wounded, and his two daughters lightly injured, in a Palestinian drive-by shooting near the Tekoa Junction in Gush Etzion in Judea on Sunday.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, a terrorist opened fire from a passing vehicle at the victims’ car on a highway about 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated a man in his 30s on the scene for a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

Paramedics also treated two girls, ages 9 and 14, who were injured by flying glass, according to MDA.

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the terrorist, who fled by car, the military said in a statement.

“We all wish a speedy recovery to the persons wounded and encourage the security forces, who will soon catch the despicable terrorists and settle the score with them. We will not give in to the terrorists who seek to spill Jewish blood and throw us out of our country,” said Gush Etzion Regional Council Mayor and Yesha Council chairman Shlomo Ne’eman.

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