A Palestinian terrorist shot two Israelis, a father and son, and killed them in the town of Huwara on Saturday afternoon.
The father and son killed in the incident were Ashdod residents Aviad Nir, 28, and Shai Silas Nigreker, 60. Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yehiel Lasry said, “In their lives and in their deaths, they were not separated.
The killing of a father and son, both Ashdod residents, on Shabbat in a horrifying gun attack that took their lives in such a cruel and heinous manner has left the entire city in mourning this evening.
Residents of Ashdod Aviad Nir, 28, and his father, Shai Silas Nigreker, 60, were killed in the tragedy. The slaughter of a father and son, both Ashdod citizens, on Shabbat in a horrible gun attack that took their lives in such a cruel and vile manner has left the entire city in mourning this evening, according to Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yehiel Lasry.
This is the ninth terror attack to take place in Huwara since the start of the year, four of which resulted in the deaths of Israeli citizens, eight of which resulted in injuries, two of which were severe, and two of which involved stabbings, rammings, and shootings.
“I send condolences to the family of the two murdered victims, a father and son, whose lives were cut short in such a cruel and criminal manner over Shabbat,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. As we have done with every murderer up to this point, security forces are working very hard to find the killer and bring him to justice.
“This was a sad Shabbat, which ended with great pain, after two people, a father and son, were killed in a serious terrorist attack in Huwara,” said Israeli President Isaac Herzog in response.
I have no doubt that the security forces and IDF will capture the heinous murderer. We must resist being overcome by panic.
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