Near Ramallah: IDF forces shot him dead as he opened fire at them

IDF kills Ariel Junction terrorist
by Elior Levy, Elisha Ben Kimon, Itai Blumental
March 19, 2019

IDF troops on Tuesday killed the suspected gunman who shot dead an Israeli soldier and a rabbi in a terror attack in the West Bank on Sunday. Omar Abu-Laila, 19, was killed in a shootout in the West Bank village of Abwein, near Ramallah. IDF forces surrounded the house and when the suspect opened fire, he was shot dead by the Israeli troops. Palestinian sources reported earlier Wednesday that IDF forces were raiding a house in a village near the city of Ramallah during their hunt for Abu-Laila. READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST Ariel terror victim Gal Keidan, 19, was gifted musician Photos of Gal Keidan, 19, hiking with a smile and sunglasses or playing the mandolin in high school, circulated on social media in the aftermath of his death in Sunday’s terror attack outside of Ariel…Keidan was the youngest of three siblings, born to parents who immigrated to Israel in the 1970s from the former Soviet Union.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Father of 12 succumbs to injuries from Sunday terror attack Rabbi Achiad Ettinger died of his injuries Monday, a day after being shot by a Palestinian terrorist during an attack in the northern West Bank, a family spokesperson said. Ettinger, 47, was a father of 12 from the settlement of Eli. Doctors had been working to save his life since the attack near Ariel Sunday morning in which a soldier, Gal Keidan, was also killed.

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