Highway terror: 1 Israeli critically wounded in shooting

25-year-old Israeli hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by terrorists while driving; terrorists, who are still on the loose, reportedly shot at least two other Israeli vehicles.

By Lauren Marcus, World Israel News

Terrorists targeted at least three Israeli vehicles traveling near the Dead Sea on Monday, with one of the attacks leaving an Israeli man critically wounded.

The attacks took place at the Beit Ha’arava Junction on Route 90, near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jericho.

At around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, a 25-year-old Israeli man was seriously wounded after being struck by gunfire while driving.

Hezi Larza, a Magen David Adom medic, said he received a call about the shooting while driving near where the attack took place.

“I immediately arrived at the scene and noticed a vehicle stalled in the wrong lane, with the driver of the vehicle unconscious. I called for help and started rendering him aid,” Larza told Mako.

The victim is currently hospitalized in critical condition at Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

Shortly afterwards, an additional Israeli driver said his vehicle had been struck by gunfire at the same junction, though nobody in the vehicle was wounded.

The motorist drove to the nearby Almog Junction and reported the attack to authorities, the Rescuers Without Border emergency services said.

At least one other car was reportedly struck by gunfire, with no casualties reported.

Hebrew language media reports indicated that the suspects are two Arab men, who are believed to have fired towards at least three cars bearing Israeli license plates.

Once they had fired at multiple vehicles, they exited their car, set it ablaze in a likely attempt to destroy evidence, then fled on foot towards Jericho.

The suspects are currently the subject of a large-scale manhunt.

After news of the terror shootings broke, numerous pictures and videos circulating on social media showed Palestinians in Nablus distributing sweets and celebrating.

Palestinians similarly handed out sweets following the fatal shootings of two Israeli brothers in the PA-controlled town of Huwara on Sunday.

The perpetrator of Monday’s terror attack has not yet been apprehended.

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