Scene of the attack
Scene of the attackFlash 90

A shooting attack took place just after 9 p.m. on Thursday night, with initial reports indicating two people in their 30s were killed in the gunfire.

MDA volunteers said that the victims were a man and a woman and that they were dead when the volunteers arrived on the scene. They had suffered wounds in the upper body.

Four children were in the vehicle. The children are aged four months, four years, 7 and 9. They were unhurt and did not require evacuation to hospital.

An MDA paramedic, Boaz Malka, said that upon arrival, “We saw a car in the middle of the road, with a man in his 30s lying next to it with wounds to the upper body. Inside the vehicle, a woman in her 30s was seated, also with serious wounds to the upper body. They were without signs of life and regrettably we had to determine that they were dead on the spot.”

The attack occurred near Beit Furik, between the towns of Itamar and Elon Moreh, located southeast of Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria. 

Large security forces are present at the scene. 

Shooting was reportedly heard after the IDF arrived on the scene and it was believed that the forces may be engaged in a chase.

A car with Palestinian Authority license plates was attacked with rocks near Yitzhar following the double murder, apparently by enraged Jews. A woman was hurt in the eye and evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in light condition.