August 21, 2023 | Flash Brief

Israeli Mother Killed in Palestinian Terrorist Attack 

August 21, 2023 | Flash Brief

Israeli Mother Killed in Palestinian Terrorist Attack 

Latest Developments 

A Palestinian terrorist opened fire against Israelis driving near the city of Hebron today, killing an Israeli mother and critically injuring an Israeli man. The woman’s six-year-old daughter, who was in the backseat of the car, remained unharmed. According to preliminary reports, the terrorist cut off the Israeli car on Route 60 and fired over 20 rounds after the vehicle slowed down. The Israel Defense Forces swiftly responded, setting up security blockades in the vicinity and initiating a manhunt for the perpetrator. Palestinians in Gaza celebrated the death of the Israeli woman by handing out sweets on the streets of Radha. 

The incident marks a grim milestone. With 34 Israelis now killed in terror attacks this year, 2023 stands as the deadliest year for terrorism since the second intifada. By contrast, 33 Israelis were killed in 2022 from similar attacks. 

Expert Analysis 

“No country would tolerate terrorists regularly gunning down its civilians. But somehow, Palestinian terrorists get a free pass from an international community that refuses to hold them and their leadership responsible for this ongoing senseless slaughter. Palestinians would be celebrating decades-long anniversaries of an independent state if they had chosen co-existence over violence.” — Mark Dubowitz, FDD CEO 

“Palestinian terrorists have adopted a new tactic of gunning down innocent Israelis as they drive their cars in the West Bank, murdering several Israelis this way in 2023, including an American citizen. Today, Israelis living in Judea and Samaria must weigh the safety of their family as they carry out everyday errands in their communities.” — Enia Krivine, Senior Director of FDD’s Israel Program and National Security Network 

IDF Searching for Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Father and Son in Huwara,” FDD Flash Brief 

Mapping Terrorism in the West Bank,” by Joe Truzman 

Iran-backed West Bank Chaos,” by Joe Truzman 

Post Jenin Operation, Questions Linger About the State of the West Bank,” by Joe Truzman 


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