Attack on West Bank settlement kills two settlers, including baby
Two settlers, including a baby girl, were killed and two others slightly injured Friday night by a Palestinian who infiltrated the West Bank settlement of Negohot, located southwest of Hebron.
"To our regret, we have two killed and two more slightly wounded," said Dror Richter, spokesman for Israel's ambulance services.
According to Israeli reports, the Palestinian infiltrated the isolated settlement at around 9:30 P.M.(local time), through a part that was not fenced. Armed with an M-16 assault rifle, he knocked on the door of one of the caravans.
A man, aged 30, who was visiting at the house opened the door and was critically wounded by the Palestinian, the reports said. The man died a short time later.
The owner of the house and an Israeli soldier opened fire at the Palestinian, who tried to escape and while fleeing fired a number of rounds at the house, one of which hit and critically wounded a seven-month-old baby who also died a short while later.
The attacker was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers guarding the settlement, according to Israel's radio.
The injured were taken to a hospital in Ashkelon for medical treatment.
The attack came as Jews were celebrating the first night of the Jewish New Year. (Albawaba.com)
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