Israeli Moderately Wounded in Drive-by Shooting in West Bank

Gunmen fled scene and forces are searching the area, with closure imposed on Palestinian town of Sa'ir.

An archive photo showing Israeli forces in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank.
Lior Mizrahi

An Israeli man was moderately wounded after his car was shot at in the West Bank, near the settlement of Tekoa.

According to the man, he was driving near the settlement of Metzad (also known as Asfar) when he came under fire from a passing car. After being hit he continued to drive until he reached the settlement of Efrat where he was taken to a Jerusalem hospital.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that his car was shot at multiple times. Military forces are searching the area and a closure has been imposed on the Palestinian village of Sa'ir.

Last Friday, an Israeli was murdered in a shooting attack in the West bank. Michael Mark, a resident of the Otniel settlement, was driving with his family on Route 60 when their car came under fire. Mark's wife, Chava, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were moderately and lightly hurt. A day earlier, a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was stabbed to death in her sleep in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, by a 17-year-old Palestinian assailant. That same day, a Palestinian assailant stabbed two people in the central Israeli city of Netanya, wounding them moderately and lightly before being shot dead by a civilian.