Thursday, December 24, 2009

Israeli Man Killed by Terrorist Gunfire in Samaria

IDF Spokesperson Announcement December 24th, 2009

Israeli Civilian Killed in Shooting Attack in Samaria Region

Shots were fired at a car driven by an Israeli civilian northwest of Nablus

An Israeli civilian was killed on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 24) in a shooting attack near Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus. Fire was opened from an ambush or from a car traveling towards the car that the Israeli civilian was in. Vast IDF forces are searching the area to find those responsible for the gunshots. Both Magen David Adom and the IDF Medical Corps forces were called to the site and performed CPR on the victim, however the military doctor was compelled to pronounce him dead on the site.

Israel Army Radio reported that the attack took place on the road between the towns of Einav and Shavei Shomron. The Israeli sustained injuries to the head as a result of the attack and died at the site.

Earlier on Thursday (Dec. 24), it was publicized that a demolition explosive had been detected near Road 443 on December 17 and an terrorist attempt to attack Israeli cars on this same road was thwarted. According to the report, following sounds of an explosion in the area, IDF and Border Patrol forces searched the area of Kfar Beit Niballa, south of Ramallah. In this search a homemade explosive and a diagram outlining the planned terrorist attack against cars with Jewish drivers to be carried out by a local terrorist organization were found. The explosive was found inside the body of a metal fire extinguisher, which, had it been successfully exploded, would have turned into shrapnel.