4 Israelis wounded in shooting, PM calls out PA for not condemning attacks

Shvut Rachel in Samaria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Four Israelis were wounded on Monday night in a suspected Palestinian drive-by shooting terror attack near the community of Shvut Rachel in Samaria.

One of the wounded was in serious condition following the shooting, while the three others were in moderate condition. All were transported to hospitals in Jerusalem for medical treatment. They were traveling in a car on Route 458 when they were shot at from a passing vehicle.

Israeli security forces rushed to the scene of the shooting and conducted searches of the area. Earlier on Monday, an Israeli border policewoman was seriously wounded when she was stabbed by a Palestinian woman at Rachel’s Crossing, the main transit point between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

In a meeting with visiting Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “The attempts to harm us do not cease for a moment. The Shin Bet and IDF have thwarted dozens of terrorist attacks this year. We will act strongly and with determination and bring the terrorists to justice.”

He added, “The fact that the Palestinian Authority has yet to condemn these attacks should disturb not only us, but also the entire international community. Those who do not stand up unequivocally against terror cannot wash their hands of it.”

Posted on June 30, 2015 .