Samaria shooting victims: Mother of baby, father of 3

Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were the victims of the Palestinian terror attack in Samaria.

By Jack Gold, World Israel News

The Israelis killed in a Palestinian terror attack on Sunday at the Barkan Industrial Park were identified as Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 28 of Rosh Ha’ayin, and Ziv Hajbi, 35 from Rishon Letzion.

Levengrond- Yehezkel was the mother of a year-and-a-half old baby boy. She began working at the site a year ago. She last saw her baby when she left him off at the daycare center Sunday morning. She is survived by her husband Gai, her baby boy Kai, her parents and her sister Shahar.

Hajbi, a father of three children, was the second person killed in the attack. His family decided to donate his organs to others.

A third victim, a 54-year-old woman, is being treated in Beilinson hospital for her wounds. She is said to be in a non-life threatening and stable condition.

The terrorist, reportedly a 23-year-old from a Palestinian village near Tulkarem, fled the scene with an automatic weapon. Israeli security forces have launched a manhunt for him. He is described as armed and dangerous.

At the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the incident was “a very severe terrorist attack in which two Israelis were brutally murdered.”

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“On behalf of myself and all government ministers I would like to send condolences to the families of the two people who were murdered and our hopes and prayers for a swift recovery for the woman who was wounded,” he added.

“The security forces are in pursuit of the reprehensible murderer. I am certain that they will apprehend him and I am also certain that we will deal with him to the fullest extent of the law and quickly,” he said.