An Israeli teenager was killed and two family members were severely wounded this morning, when an explosive device detonated near the Ein Bubin spring, located next to the West Bank settlement of Dolev.
Israeli Civilian and Military medical teams provided initial treatment at the scene, before the two injured victims were evacuated via helicopter to medical centers in Jerusalem.
The murder victim was identified as 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, while the wounded were her 46-year-old father Rabbi Eitan, and 20-year-old brother Eitan.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit immediately classified the incident as a “serious terror attack,” and noted that “troops are searching the area.” The Israeli army did not immediately provide additional details, but domestic media reports indicated that “forces are chasing a suspicious vehicle, which escaped the scene and is believed to be the car from which the terrorists hurled” what the IDF referred to as “an improvised explosive device.”
In response to the incident, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held several meetings with top Defense Ministry officials. In a statement released by the Prime Minister’s office, Netanyahu sent, on behalf of himself and the citizens of Israel, condolences to the Shnerb family, while vowing that Jerusalem will respond to the heinous Palestinian acts of terror by continuing to strengthen the settlements. Netanyahu stressed, “We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies. The security arms are in pursuit after the abhorrent terrorists. We will apprehend them. The long arm of Israel reaches all those who seek our lives and will settle accounts with them.”