Footage Released of Jordan Valley Attack That Left at Least 2 Dead

Footage Released of Jordan Valley Attack That Left at Least 2 Dead

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At least two Israeli civilians have been killed this morning after their vehicle bearing 3 people was fired upon by Palestinian gunmen in another vehicle, near Hamra in the West Bank. There are conflicting reports about the status of the third occupant of the car, with some saying she later succumbed to her wounds, whereas some claim she is presently fighting for her life at a nearby hospital after being evacuated by helicopter.


Photos taken of the vehicle.

Footage has been released of the attack, showing both the perpetrators car, and the victims car which changed course before crashing off camera. The attack only lasted a few seconds.

The attack has brought calls for a harsh response by some in the Israeli government as the IDF increases its troop presence throughout the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley where the shooting took place.

“There is an enemy here trying to establish a state in the heart of our land, this is their motivation. This must stop. Our expectation is not from the soldiers in the field and not from commanders, but from policy-makers, to destroy the hope of the enemy” said head of the Gush Etzion regional council Shlomo Ne’eman. 

The gunmen managed to escape the scene, though the IDF have stated that they have locked down several portions of the road, and are currently on the hunt for the perpetrators.

US ambassador to Israel Tom Nides has tweeted in condemnation of the attack.

The EU’s ambassador to Israel also tweeted in a similar condemnation.

 

Though the frequency of attacks throughout Israel/Palestine has slowed since yesterday, tensions remain immensely high.

Sébastien Gray
Sébastien Gray
Sébastien Gray is a published journalist and historicist with over 5 years experience in writing. His primary focus is on East and West African affairs.
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