Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attack in West Bank kills two Israelis

The Barkan Industrial Park next to the West Bank settlement of Ariel

The Barkan Industrial Park next to the West Bank settlement of Ariel

Police are on the hunt for a Palestinian-Arab terrorist who tied up two employees at the Barkan Industrial Park in Samaria and shot them at close range Sunday morning.

"This was a very severe terrorist attack in which two Israelis were brutally murdered and a citizen was also wounded", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

The Israeli air force attacked militants in the Gaza strip, which was launched flaming balls at Israel.

Naawla was reportedly an employee at the Barkan Industrial Zone, located near Ariel settlement, where he allegedly carried out the shooting on Sunday.

"We grieve today as we part from Kim Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, may their memories be blessed", Netanyahu said at the dedication of a synagogue in the Golan Heights.

The suspect, a 23-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank village of Shuweika, entered a factory and opened fire with a "Carlo", a homemade automatic weapon, said Conricus.

Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians work side by side in the industrial zone, which includes some 160 factories.




More than 260 Palestinians have also been killed over the same period.

Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack in the Barkan Industrial Park area October 7, 2018.

Israeli sources said that the shooter managed to withdraw from the site.

Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) confirmed that Israeli forces two Palestinians, they were identified as former prisoner Mamdouh Ibrahim Abu Rabie and Tamer Sami al-Badawi, 14.

Speaking at Barkan, Yossi Dagan, head of a regional council for Israeli settlements in the area, said there were "Jewish and Palestinian workers standing outside together and crying".

Palestinians often face tough choices in finding employment under Israeli occupation, especially in the economically struggling West Bank.

Israel housing units are considered illegal under worldwide law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on Palestinian land.

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