Scene of terror attack near Otniel

A man in his 40s and his 18-year old son were murdered by Palestinian terrorists while driving to a family celebration. Other family members were wounded.

Rabbi Yaakov Litman, in his early 40s, and his son Netanel, 18, were shot dead in a Palestinian terror attack on Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills in Judea, near the city of Hebron, on Friday afternoon.

The family was on the way to a Shabbat celebration in honor of the upcoming wedding of a daughter, who was not with them during the attack.

Other family members traveling in the car — the mother, a 16-year-old boy and three girls aged 11, 9 and 5 — were lightly wounded.

“Hamas media outlets celebrated the murders,” Times of Israel reported, “claiming that the killers ‘were merciful’ to the children in accordance with the dictates of Islam. Channel 2 suggested that dark windows on the family’s van may have meant the gunmen did not realize there were children in the back seats.”

Security forces last week uncovered a Hamas terror network in Palestinian Authority-administered territory in Judea and Samaria.

By: United with Israel Staff

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