Two Israelis, One Palestinian, Killed In Shooting Attack

12:00 Feb 16 2024 Gedera (גְּדֵרָה), Shu-fat (شعفاط) refugee camp and Shu-fat roadblock, and Modi’in Illit settlement (מוֹדִיעִין עִלִּית‎ موديعين عيليت)

Fadi Jamjoum. Published by IMEMC News

Ori Yaish. Published by Haaretz

Yishai Garner. Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
Feb 17, 2024

Israeli sources have confirmed that two Israelis were killed and four were injured in a shooting attack in the southern part of the country before the Palestinian shooter was shot dead.

The sources said that a Palestinian stepped out of a car carrying Israeli license plates at the Re’em-Masmyyia junction in Gedera, in the central district, and fired several live rounds from a handgun at a nearby bus stop.

According to the Police Central Commander, Avi Bitton, the shooter was shot dead by an “armed Israeli civilian who drove to the site of the attack.”

Israeli Emergency Service, Magen David Adom, rushed a 20-year-old Israeli who was seriously injured to a hospital, but he succumbed to his wounds.

It added that another Israeli, Yishai Garter, 23, from Modi’in Illit (an illegal Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank) was seriously injured before he succumbed to his wounds. Both Israelis were declared dead at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center.

Among the wounded a 20-year-old and a 16-year-old, who were seriously injured, and a 65-year-old woman was moderately wounded.

The Israeli army and the police initiated a large-scale search campaign in the area believing that the shooter, who arrived in a car, could have received assistance, however, the police said it is likely “he acted alone.”

The Palestinian who reportedly carried out the attack before he was killed has been identified as Fadi Jamjoum, 37, from Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the Israeli army abducted Jamjoom’s wife at the Shu’fat military roadblock and took her to an unknown destination.

The army also invaded his home and his father’s home in Ras Khamis area in Shu’fat before searching and ransacking them, causing serious damage, and summed the father for interrogation.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

One Palestinian was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head while in his home in the refugee camp.

The Palestinian was looking out from his window and filming the invasion using his mobile phone when a soldier pointed his gun at him and shot him.

One Palestinian was shot with a gas bomb in the head, and many suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Israeli army also stormed a mourning home, set up by Fadi’s relative in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Shooter Kills Two, Wounds Four in Southern Israel Terror Attack

Police say the shooter arrived at the intersection by car and fired a gun at a nearby bus stop. He was shot and killed by an armed civilian who drove by the site of the attack

by Josh Breiner, Ido Efrati, Eden Solomon, and Nir Hasson for Haaretz
Feb 16, 2024
Updated: Feb 17, 2024

Two people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting attack in southern Israel on Friday.

According to the police, the attacker emerged from a car carrying Israeli license plates at the Re'em-Masmyyia junction and fired a gun at a nearby bus station.

The police's Central District Commander Avi Bitton says the attacker was shot to death by a civilian armed with a gun who drove by the site of the attack.

One of those killed in the attack was later named as Yishai Gartner, 23, from Modi'in Illit. On Saturday night, the IDF announced that the second victim was Sgt. Maj. (res.) Ori Yaish, 27 from Modi'in.

According to Magen David Adom emergency services, two of those who were wounded in the attack, are in serious condition and two are in moderate condition.

An eyewitness reported seeing a person exiting a Mazda vehicle and opening fire towards the individuals standing at the station. The witness said he saw a civilian shoot the assailant "about a minute and a half" after the attack started.

Ari Rosenstein, a paramedic from Magen David Adom who arrived at the scene, recounted sitting at the entrance to a nearby garage when he heard gunfire. "I immediately ran to the scene and saw a very difficult situation," he said.

"There were several casualties lying unconscious on the floor at the bus station. I performed initial assessments, while asking my wife to run to our car to bring the first aid kit," he recalled. The injured were taken to the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and Assuta Hospital in Ashdod.

The shooter, Fadi Jamjoum, is a resident of the Shoafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Security authorities are looking into whether he had been employed in Israel in the past. Police forces have now shut down the checkpoint in Shoafat.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the attack, saying: "I send my deepest condolences to the families of those murdered in the terrorist attach at Re'em-Masmiyya junction, and I pray for the recovery of those wounded."

"This attack reminds us," he continued, "that the whole country is a war front and that the murderers, who come not only from Gaza, want to kill us all."

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir spoke at the scene of the attack: "This attack proves once again that weapons save lives. This month, there's been all kinds of criticism about me. Not only will I not accede to the criticism, but I'll widen our policy to encourage the citizens of Israel to bear arms."

The minister said that terror can't be spoken to, but addressed with a bold response. "That's how it should be in Gaza, that's how it should be in Lebanon, that's how it should be everywhere. Bold response, zero tolerance, war until destruction. Destroy them."

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew said he is "appalled by today's terror attack," offering his condolences to those affected. "Such senseless terrorism is absolutely abhorrent," he said.

Yishai Garter and Sgt. Maj. (res.) Ori Yaish shot dead by Fadi Jamjoum, who was later shot dead by an armed Israeli civilian 2/16/2024. Jamjoom’s wife detained by Israeli forces that same day.
Fadi Jamjoum, 37, from Shu’fat refugee camp, killed after shooting two Israelis 2/16/2024. Jamjoum's wife reported detained 2/16/2024.
Yishai Gartner, 23, from Modi'in Illit, killed in shooting attack in Gedera, Israel 2/16/2024
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