Hunt is on for terrorists who murdered father, son near Hevron

Israeli security forces are examining a vehicle abandoned just south of Hevron, which they believe was used in Friday’s deadly attack near the Hevron Hills town of Otniel.

The shooting attack killed a 40-year-old father and his 18-year-old son, and left a mother and children wounded. It was carried out by terrorists in a car matching the description of the one discovered by forces in the Dura area.

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The family were on their way to a Shabbat Chatan celebration ahead of the wedding of one of the family’s daughters, when a Palestinian Authority-plated vehicle overtook their car and opened fire on them. One of the terrorists then exited the vehicle and fired several more times at the victims’ car, before the attackers made their escape.

The two gravely wounded victims – whose names will be released for publication shortly – died shortly afterwards; the younger victim managed to alert security forces to the attack before being shot to death.