Chabad chasid Shmuel Reinitz of Emanuel was returning from the town of Elon Moreh near Shechem when terrorists in a car opened fire on him.
Reinitz narrated the attack’s crucial moments:
“As I was traveling from Elon Moreh to Emanuel, I spotted a car waiting on the left side of the road. When I watched the driver perform a U-turn, I almost struck him, so I waved at him, seemingly asking, “What’s with your driving?
“After I passed him, he extended the barrel of a big rifle and started shooting, boom, boom, boom. I kept going and drove away from the scene.
“I reassured myself that everything was fine, that you weren’t bleeding, that your hands, eyes, and body were all functioning normally, and that I felt as though nothing had happened.
I then stopped and dialed 911. How do you feel? the policewoman enquired before advising me to wait until security personnel showed up.
Have you been hurt? Need an ambulance, please? You pulled off a major miracle.
Later, Shmuel discovered that a gunshot had struck the back of the car’s driver’s seat.
The bullets had broken one of the windows.
It’s complete lawlessness here, so we need to get in touch with Itamar ben-Gvir and form a government, Shmuel said.
Yossi Dagan, director of the Samaria area, urged the IDF to act against terror infrastructure and shut down checkpoints close to Shechem so that “we don’t repeat the mistakes of a few months ago, which cost us in blood.”
IDF troops captured the terrorist who carried out the incident.
Former Fatah militant Nasser Naqib, 47, now lives in the Ascar refugee camp and has previously served time in prison.
Additionally, Naqib’s son was detained on suspicion of taking part in the assault.
מחבלים ירו על שמואל ריינץ: "ראיתי קנה של רובה מכוון לעברי"
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