Two Israelis killed, several injured by terrorist in southern Israel

The terrorist was shot dead by a civilian with a firearm.

By World Israel News and JNS

A terrorist shot and killed two Israelis and wounded four others on Friday afternoon at a bus stop near the Re’em Masmiya Junction, near Kiryat Malachi in the northern Negev, medical officials said.

Magen David Adom paramedics described seeing a young man around 20 years old about with no pulse who was not breathing and tried to resuscitate him.

The man was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

“We gave him life-saving treatment, we tried to fight for his life and we evacuated him to the hospital during CPR operations,” said paramedic Ari Rosenshein.

He also described seeing an a boy of about 16 and a man of about 65 years old who were conscious but were suffering from gunshot wounds.

There was also a woman of about 65 years old in moderate condition and a 52 year old man who managed to escape from the scene and called MDA who found him conscious and suffering from gunshot wounds.

The terrorist was killed by a civilian with a firearm.

Eyewitnesses described the attack and said they saw a man with an “ISIS-style” beard and a white cap driving in a vehicle, making a U-turn close to a group of people, exiting the vehicle and shooting at the group.

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Media identified the assailant as Fadi Jimjum, an Arab from Shuafat, in the eastern part of Jerusalem.

A large security force was conducting sweeps to ensure no other terrorists were involved in the attack.

“I send heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were murdered in the terrorist attack and am praying for the wounded,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“This attack reminds us that the entire country is on the frontline and that the murderers, who come not only from Gaza, want to kill us all,” he added. “We will continue to fight until total victory, with all our might, on every front, everywhere, until we restore the security and quiet for all citizens of Israel.”

Shuli, a witness who was at a nearby restaurant when the shooting began said “People shouted ‘There’s an attack!'”

“People ran into the restaurant in panic, then a policeman came and came in and asked if we saw a suspect with a white cap. People are really stressed, calling family members. They saw people falling and being dragged.”

Responding to the news the terrorist was neutralized by an armed civilian, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir arrived at the scene and said, “This attack proves again that guns save lives.”

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He added, “I will expand and grow the program for the right of Israelis to arm themselves. You fight terror not with blinking or with words but with a determined line. That’s how it should be Gaza, Lebanon, and everywhere else. No tolerance against terrorism.”