(JNS) A 32-year-old Israeli man was killed on Tuesday, May 30 in a terrorist shooting near the Jewish community of Hermesh in northwestern Shomron.
The victim, identified as Meir Tamari, sustained a bullet wound to the upper body, medics said. He received treatment at the scene before being evacuated by helicopter to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, where he was pronounced dead.
Tamari is survived by his wife and two children, ages 1 and 3. According to the Samaria Regional Council, he moved to Hermesh four years ago after getting married.
“I send heartfelt condolences to the family of Meir Tamari, who was murdered today in a shooting attack near his home community. May God avenge him,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Our forces are currently in pursuit of the terrorists in order to settle accounts with them, and they will be settled forthwith. Just as we have found every terrorist and closed accounts with them, we will do so this time as well.”
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting.
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 search for the shooter and set up roadblocks in the area.