Palestinian terrorist gunmen opened fire on an Israeli vehicle traveling on Highway 60 in the Hebron Hills region of Judea on Monday morning, killing an Israeli woman and seriously wounding a second person.
The terrorists managed to flee the scene and Israeli security forces launched a manhunt.
The shooting comes two days after an Israeli father and son, Shay and Aviad Nigrekar, were executed at point-blank range along the same Highway 60 further north in Samaria, at the flashpoint Palestinian town of Huwara.
There has been a worrying escalation of Palestinian violence against Jews in Judea and Samaria over the past year. Most of the attacks come in the form of stone-throwing and mob assaults on Jewish farmers and cattle herders, and so receive little, if any media coverage.
What interests the media more are the mounting acts of retribution by local Jews fed up with the lack of security.
A nearly-deadly wrong turn
In related news, an Israeli man was attacked on Sunday night after mistakenly entering the Palestinian town of Turmus Ayya. He was successfully evacuated by Israeli security forces with minor injuries.
Upon entering the Palestinian town, located some 14 miles northeast of Ramallah in Samaria, local residents surrounded and stoned him, and torched his car, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
Israeli soldiers were alerted to the scene, and escorted the man out.
The man was treated for a minor injury caused by a hurled stone, according to the Rescuers Without Borders emergency service. No injuries to Israeli troops were reported.
Turmus Ayya is in the Palestinian Authority-controlled Area A of Judea and Samaria, which is illegal for Israeli civilians to enter. Road signs warn Israelis that entry into Area A is both life-threatening and a criminal offense.
With reporting by JNS.
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