Eitam Henkin, Killed Alongside Wife in Terror Attack, Was a U.S. Citizen

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Funeral of Eitam and Naama Henkin, who were buried at Har Hamenuhot cemetary in Jerusalem, October 2, 2015.Credit: Emil Salman

Eitam Henkin, an Israeli man who was killed along with his wife Naama, was an American citizen, the U.S. State Department confirmed on Monday.

On Thursday, two Palestinians fired multiple shots killing Eitam and Naama Henkin, residents of the West Bank settlement of Neria. Four of their young children, including a four-month-old infant, were in the backseat of the car during the shooting but were unharmed.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Monday that victim Eitam Henkin was a U.S. citizen.

The State Department statement was issued after the Shin Bet announced it had arrested five members of a Hamas cell that carried the bloody attack.

The Shin Bet said one of the Palestinian gunman had been accidentally shot by his friend as they killed the Israeli couple prompting them to flee the scene without harming the children.

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