Terror Attack Claims Two Israeli Lives, Terrorist Killed in Gunfight, Palestinians Rejoice

A Palestinian terrorist was on the run for nearly two days after managing to snuff out the lives of two Israelis and leaving another in critical condition after a terror attack on Sunday in Ariel, a large Jewish city in the West Bank.

Gal Keidan, 19, who was serving in the Israel Defense Forces, was killed at the scene and Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, a father of 12, succumbed to his wounds the next day. Alexander Dvorsky, 19, an immigrant from Moldova, is fighting for his life in a hospital.

The 20-year-old Palestinian, Omar Abu Lila, seemingly acted alone when he stabbed Keidan in Ariel then stole his rifle and shot him point blank as soldiers were patrolling a bus station. Israeli soldiers managed to fire back but Lila used Keidan’s weapon to shoot at passing vehicles. He hit a civilian, then hijacked a car to get away. Lila later shot another Israeli before ditching the car and disappearing into a nearby Palestinian village, the military said.

Omar Abu-Laila, the terrorist who murdered a rabbi and a soldier was killed in a shootout with the IDF.