Shooting attack on Highway 60, police search for Arab terrorist

A shooting attack took place on Israel’s Highway 60 Saturday evening, near the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur.

Ruth Gillis, whose husband, Dr. Shmuel Gillis, was killed by Arab terrorists in shooting attack on Highway 60 in 2001, reported to authorities that her car was shot at by a vehicle driving by.

IDF forces are searching for the terrorist. No one was hurt in the terror attack, and no property damage was caused.

“I was just at the exit from Karmei Tzur on my way to Route 60, when I see a masked terrorist in front of me, shooting at me with a weapon,” Gillis said.

“I saw the terrorist clearly. I immediately drove toward Gush Etzion Junction where I alerted security forces, who started scanning (the area). It’s a bad feeling, this thing is a very serious event. I thank the almighty; a miracle happened here.”

This was the second terror attack in a 24-hour period, as on Friday night an Arab terrorist attempted to run over soldiers at a vehicle checkpoint near Ofra in Gush Etzion. He then exited the vehicle with a knife in his hand, attempting to stab the soldiers. They shot and severely wounded the terrorist. No one else was hurt.