Mapping out the terrorist's home
Mapping out the terrorist's homeIDF Spokesperson

Security forces mapped out the home of the terrorist who carried out yesterday's shooting attack near the settlement of Kedumim.

The terrorist who carried out yesterday's shooting attack in which the late IDF soldier Sergeant Shilo Yosef Amir was killed lived in the PA town of Qibya in the Ephraim Brigade region.

During the activity, fireworks were launched, and stones were thrown at the forces involved. The forces returned fire with a small-caliber Ruger rifle, which injured some of the attackers.

An IDF soldier was slightly injured by a thrown stone and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. His family was informed.

Sergeant Shilo Yosef Amir, 22, from Kibbutz Merav in the Gilboa region, was killed in an attack near Kedumim. His comrades neutralized the terrorist a short time later.

He was laid to rest today at 10:00 a.m. in the military section of Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem.

The investigation of the attack revealed that the terrorist arrived alone, tried to enter the settlement, and found that its gates were closed. The terrorist's vehicle was spotted on the perimeter road of the settlement of Kedumim, and at the time of the attack, an alarm was activated in the settlement of Kedumim for fear of terrorist infiltration.

A civilian patrol was called to the scene after the military suspected the vehicle. He checked the driver and his IDs and was then joined by a military patrol. Then the terrorist opened fire on the Israeli, who was killed.

The terrorist is Ahmed Yassin Gidan, 19 years old, from Qibya. The ISA said that he had no previous security background. Gidan is the cousin of Mu'taz Khawaja, who carried out the attack on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv in March.

The terrorist's uncle, Suleiman Gaydan, carried out a suicide attack in the Beit El area in 1993. The military wing of Hamas, the Az ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, officially took responsibility for the attack.