Palestinian terrorists shot the victim, who was critically injured and died in hospital.
A man was shot and mortally wounded on the Route 90 highway near Jericho in a terror attack on Monday.
The Magen David Adom emergency medical service said its personnel treated an unconscious man in critical condition at the Beit Ha’arava Junction. He was transferred to Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.
The victim, a 27-year-old immigrant from the United States according to Channel 13, subsequently died of his wounds.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, terrorists drove to the junction and opened fire on a vehicle, wounding the Israeli civilian. They continued driving and fired at another car, before fleeing the scene.
No additional injuries were reported.
IDF units launched a manhunt and set up checkpoints in the area.
According to the Kan public broadcaster, the gunmen at some stage set their car on fire and continued on foot into Jericho, which is under the control of the Palestinian Authority.
Israeli security forces earlier this month arrested a terrorist cell responsible for an attempted mass shooting at a restaurant near Jericho, close to where Monday’s attack took place.
On Jan. 28, two men armed with an assault rifle and bulletproof vests approached the Me Casa Restaurant near the Israeli town of Vered Yericho, but managed to fire only a single shot before their weapon jammed.
Victims of Sunday’s Attack Buried
Earlier Monday, brothers Hillel and Yagel Yaniv, who were killed in a terror attack in Samaria the previous day, were laid to rest on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
Hallel, 21, and Yagel, 19, were shot at point-blank range by a Palestinian terrorist as they drove through the village of Huwara near where they lived.
“There are no words to describe such a disaster,” said Esti Yaniv, the victims’ mother. “Instead of taking children to the [marriage] chuppah, we bury them.”
The brothers’ father, Shalom, said, “I really beg and plead that this will be the last such incident, and that all the children will be able to get married and have children and live happily and peacefully.”
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