QalqilyaYossi Zamir/Flash 90

An elderly man aged about 70 was murdered in a violent robbery that was committed as he drove in his vehicle Thursday afternoon near the entrance to the Arab town of Qalqilya.

The robbers violently pulled the man from his vehicle and left him wounded on the side of the road, as they themselves escaped in his vehicle.

A passerby noticed the injured elderly man and brought him to the Eliyahu Crossing, where he was met by medical teams, who performed CPR on him.

According to reports, the man arrived at the Eliyahu Crossing and only then collapsed.

Security forces are searching for the attackers, and Hatzalah Judea and Samaria is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

IDF forces entered the town to search for suspects. Upon entering the town, riots broke out with rioters throwing rocks at the forces. The forces responded with gunfire and at least one rioter was hit.

Magen David Adom (MDA) EMT Shai Cohen, who treated the victim, said: "I joined the military medical team which was already treating a man who was unconscious at the crossing. They told me that he had been robbed near Nabi Elias, and the occupants of a passing vehicle saw him standing by the road and brought him to the checkpoint."

"We provided him with medical treatment, including resuscitation and the provision of electrical shocks from a defibrillator, and after his heart resumed beating we evacuated him in a mobile ICU to the hospital, in serious condition and intubated."

The victim succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening.