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Terrorists captured, one eliminated

Security forces arrest several suspects in shooting attack at the Ofra junction. One of them shot and killed while trying to resist arrest.

Elad Benari,

Terrorists arrested (illustration)
Terrorists arrested (illustration)
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The IDF, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Yamam counterterrorism unit on Wednesday evening arrested the terrorists who carried out the shooting attack at the Ofra junction on Sunday evening.

One of the terrorists, Salah Omar Salah Barghouti, 29 from the Palestinian Arab village of Kobar, was killed by the forces when he tried to escape.

The other terrorists were taken for questioning by the Shin Bet.

“The Israel Security Agency, together with the IDF and the Israel Police, will continue to act decisively against perpetrators of terrorist attacks and those assist them and maintain the security of the State of Israel and its citizens,” said a Shin Bet statement.

Seven people were wounded in Sunday’s attack and a baby was murdered, Amiad Yisrael Ish-Ran, who was in the womb of his mother, Shira Ish-Ran, who was seriously wounded in the attack.

The funeral of the baby was held on Wednesday evening at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Shira's father, Chaim Silberstein, eulogized the baby and said, "Amichai and Shira, our hearts are torn from grief over the pain and loss. But your new son, Amiad Israel, our young grandson, has already done much before he was four days old. He united the people of Israel who joined in prayers, hugs, and love."

“With determination he delayed the return of his soul to the Holy One, blessed be He, until his wounded parents met him, embraced him and said goodbye,” he added.




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