Brothers Hillel and Yigal Yaniv killed in terrorist attack in Samaria
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Two Israelis were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack in the city of Hawara in Samaria.
A terrorist used a car to crash into an Israeli car passing through the city , after which he fired and seriously wounded two passengers, who later died from their wounds. The terrorist fled the scene, the IDF is searching for the suspect in the area.
The victims are confirmed to be brothers Hillel Menahem and Yigal Yaakov Yaniv, who lived in the Har Braha settlement near Nablus.
Paramedic Magen David Adom Gil Bismuth, who arrived on the scene, said: “When we arrived, we saw two wounded lying next to the car, unconscious. Together with the IDF medical forces, we provided them with first aid in the field, we placed them in military intensive care vehicles and evacuated them to the hospital in serious condition.
Defense Minister Yoav Galant plans to hold a meeting with all Israel's security officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was receiving regular reports of the incident.
Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, urged the government to “change the paradigm and move from defense to offensive”.
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