The victim's car after the shooting attack near Hermesh, May 30, 2023. Credit: Samaria Regional Council. Samaria Regional Council
Terror attack near Hermesh

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body.


An Israeli man was murdered on Tuesday in a shooting attack near the Jewish community of Hermesh in northwestern Samaria.

The man sustained a bullet wound to the upper body, medics said. He received treatment at the scene before being evacuated by helicopter to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Local authorities said that the victim came under fire from a passing vehicle on a nearby highway. He continued driving until reaching Hermesh, where the medics treated him.

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the Palestinian terrorist and set up roadblocks in the area.

The attack came after an IDF soldier was moderately wounded by shrapnel during a counterterrorism operation overnight Monday in the Palestinian village of Nur Shams, near Tulkarem in northwestern Samaria.

Troops came under “massive fire” during the mission, and responded in kind, the military said.

The soldier was wounded when a bomb was thrown in his direction. He was evacuated to the hospital and his family was notified.

Earlier Monday, Israeli troops came under attack on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba in Judea. The soldiers returned fire and a search was initiated for the assailants.

A military ambulance was damaged but no injuries were reported.

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