Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Kerry Wise
October 10, 2018

Clashes often erupt between Palestinian youth who attempt to block soldiers' passage, throwing stones and empty bottles and are met with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, often resulting in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.

Magen David Adom emergency medical services said their medics had entered a building at Barkan where they found a man and woman without pulse, and pronounced them dead.

According to Israeli and Palestinian estimates, roughly 650,000 Jewish settlers now live in settlements across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

"Later we found another injured woman hiding under a table with gunshot wounds in her upper body", said paramedic Tomer Fine, who was the first responder at the site. She is in a severe yet stable condition.

Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot to death in a recycling factory in the Barkan Industrial Park where Israelis and Palestinian Arabs work side by side.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences at a weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday morning.

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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group issued a similar statement.

"According to Palestinian sources, neither the brother, arrested Sunday, nor the sister have any information related to the attack, but the arrests serve to pressure the assailant to reveal himself", Israeli media reported.

Israeli forces detained rights activist Hasan Karajeh after raiding his home in Safa, West Bank.

Police and the army said the shooter had fled the scene and an operation was underway to track him down.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem al-Quds, one Palestinian was detained and identified as former prisoner Mahmoud Abed al-Latif. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this.

AFP reported yesterday ("Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army"): "Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus called it a "terrorist attack" but added that other unspecified factors were involved".