ZAKA medic describes Givat Assaf attack scene

All four attack victims in their 20s, two dead, two fight for their lives.

Mordechai Sones,

Givat Asaf attack scene
Givat Asaf attack scene
Eliyahu Dahari/ZAKA

In a shooting attack today at Givat Asaf between Beit El and Ofra, two people were killed and two more seriously wounded. All four victims were in their 20s.

ZAKA volunteer Reuven Reuven arrived to the scene and said: "This is a difficult, murderous attack. People were killed in cold blood by terrorists.

"When I arrived at the scene, I saw four people who had been shot. Two of them were in critical condition and two were taken to hospital in serious condition. After resuscitation attempts failed, the medical team was forced to declare them dead at the scene.

"ZAKA volunteers from the Shai district are dealing with the bodies and clearing the very difficult scene of all human remains.”

A 20-year-old Israeli woman, a resident of Beit El, was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and another seriously wounded brought to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem.

Initial investigations indicate the terrorist arrived in a vehicle to the Givat Assaf junction, got out of the vehicle, approached the hitchhiking station and opened fire on people standing at the junction. The terrorist then returned to his car and, with the assistance of another terrorist in the vehicle, escaped from the scene unharmed. Following the attack, the IDF bolstered forces in the area and encircled the city of Ramallah.

According to an Arabic report, the vehicle from which the attack was carried out, a blue Mitsubishi, was found abandoned next to Ein Tut on the garbage-dumping route between Beit El and Psagot, with spent shells inside it and nearby traces of an escape leading to Ramallah.

Givat Asaf attack scene
Eliyahu Dahari/ZAKA

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