Three people were killed and five others were wounded in a terrorist shooting attack near the Gush Etzion Junction in Samaria Thursday afternoon.
Initial reports suggest that the terrorist fired from his car at an Israeli minibus near the Gva’ot Junction. He then continued some 300 meters, slamming into another car near the Alon Shvut settlement. The terrorist exited his vehicle and attempted to fire off further shots, but he was shot and apprehended by security forces who were on the scene.
MDA paramedics pronounced an 18-year old man dead on the scene after efforts to resuscitate him failed. An approximately 50-year old man was critically wounded and taken to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem where he was pronounced dead.
The third victim was a Palestinian bystander.
In addition, three others who were lightly wounded and two who suffered shock were evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, which is also located in the capital.
The Gush Etzion area has been the scene of numerous terror attacks over the past two months.
The incident followed shortly after a fatal terrorist attack that occurred in Tel Aviv earlier in the day.