Two Israelis were killed Friday morning when Palestinian terrorists opened fire at them in the Nitzane Shalom industrial complex near Tulkarm in the West Bank.Israel Defense Forces troops and police were at the scene and were searching for the shooters.
According to the preliminary investigation, at least one terrorist arrived at one of the factories in the complex and opened fire at the two.
The gunmen initially intended to infiltrate Israel but returned to the industrial complex after they were unable to penetrate the security barrier, Army Radio reported.
The two men, Shimon Mizrachi, 53, of Bat Hefer and Eli Wasserman, 51, of Alfei Menashe, were declared dead by a Magen David Adom team that was called to the area. They were security guards at one of the factories.
Wasserman’s funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the cemetery in Netanya. He is survived by a wife and two children.
Itzik Mimran, an MDA paramedic, was one of the first to arrive on the scene.
“When we arrived, there were two casualties,” he told Channel 10. “One of the senior medics reported that one of the casualties was dead and that another was wounded. We immediately initiated advanced resuscitation, but sadly he died.”
The two had weapons on their person, Mimran said.
The Nitzane Shalom complex was built in 1995. It houses nine factories that provide jobs to many Palestinians from the West Bank. Jewish.com