זירת הפיגוע בכניסה לעליצילום: TPS

Two people were murdered in a terrorist shooting attack at a gas station at the entrance to Eli in Binyamin this afternoon (Thursday).

There were two attackers. One of the shooters was killed, while the second was wounded and barricaded himself inside a nearby store. There is no concern that the second terrorist had any hostages.

According to Magen David Adom (MDA), the two victims were a man in his 50s and a teenager who were found shot in a car.

MDA Senior EMT Avraham Applebaum said: "This was a very difficult scene that took me back to the previous call back in June, where I was also one of the first to arrive. Today I was quickly on scene and saw a vehicle with a male in his 20s who was unconscious with bullet wounds, he wasn't breathing and had no pulse, and was near another male aged 57 who was lying unconscious with bullet wounds. A 17 year old male in the car was uninjured."

MDA Paramedic Shmuel Reines said: We searched the scene and reached the casualties and immediately began a medical assessment on both males, who were not breathing and had no pulse, and after a short time we had to pronounce them deceased. This is a very difficult terror attack."

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eitan Freedman said: "When we arrived at the location of the incident, the scene was extremely difficult. Unfortunately, two people had to be pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of the injuries they sustained. Members of United Hatzalah's Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit treated a number of people for emotional shock due to the nature of the incident."

The IDF stated, "A short while ago, a terrorist arrived at a gas station in Eli and opened fire. The terrorist was neutralized. IDF soldiers are blocking off routes and pursuing additional suspects in the area."

Eli Settlement Committee Chairman Ariel Elmaliach said, "This is a serious attack. After the attack last year at the Eli gas station, another attack took place there. Now the security forces, together with the security coordinator of the settlement of Eli, are conducting searches on the spot. Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall."

Binyamin Regional Council chairman Israel Ganz arrived at the scene and said, “Two people were murdered in this horrific and painful attack. The terror here is identical to the terror in Gaza, with the same terrorists and the same goals. We must mount a crushing assault against the terror in Judea and Samaria. We must go into the city centers, destroy the terrorist infrastructure and eradicate the terrorists completely, just as is being done in Gaza.”

In June 2023, four Israelis were murdered in another shooting attack at the same location: Harel Masoud, a 21-year-old resident of Yad Binyamin, Elisha Antman, a 17-year-old resident of Eli, Ofer Fairman, a 60-year-old resident of Eli, and Nachman Shmuel Mordoff, a 15-year-old resident of Ahiya.