September 30, 2023

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities mentioned Tuesday {that a} motorist shot to dying by a suspected Palestinian gunman within the occupied West Financial institution held each American and Israeli citizenship. It was the most recent in a bloody string of violent assaults roiling the area.

The federal government recognized the slain man as Elan Ganeles, 27, of West Hartford, Conn. A good friend instructed native media he had been visiting Israel for a marriage and driving on a freeway close to the Lifeless Sea when he was shot. The attackers remained at massive Tuesday.

Ganeles was the only real fatality of what the military mentioned was a multi-site taking pictures spree a day earlier. The military mentioned the attackers opened fireplace at an Israeli automobile close to the Palestinian metropolis of Jericho, hitting Ganeles. The assailants, touring in a single car, then drove additional and fired once more, the military mentioned. The attackers set their very own car afire and fled, setting off a manhunt.

Ganeles died later at Hadassah Medical Middle, the hospital mentioned. He’s to be buried Wednesday within the Israeli central metropolis of Raanana. Israeli President Isaac Herzog prolonged condolences to Ganeles’s household.

Ganeles’s killing got here a day after two Israelis have been killed by a Palestinian gunman within the northern West Financial institution, triggering a rampage through which Israeli settlers torched dozens of automobiles and houses in a Palestinian city and one Palestinian was killed. It was the worst such violence in many years.

To date this 12 months, 62 Palestinians, about half of them affiliated with armed teams, have been killed by Israeli troops and civilians. In the identical interval, 14 Israelis, all however one among them civilians, have been killed in Palestinian assaults.

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