An Israeli man was fatally shot on Tuesday night near Nablus in the northern West Bank in an apparent terror attack.
The man died of his injuries at a Kfar Saba hospital after receiving initial treatment by medics at the scene of the attack, the Gilad Farms Junction.
The victim, identified by local officials as a 35-year-old father of five, came under fire in his car while driving past the junction, the army said.
Medics said he suffered a gunshot wound to his torso and his condition was deteriorating as he was taken to the hospital.
The shooting victim was a resident of the nearby Gilad Farm outpost, neighbors said. His name was not immediately released for publication.
Reports said the Israeli victim — who was a medic — had alerted security forces, telling them he had been shot from a passing Palestinian car.
His wife earlier on Tuesday evening told the Ynet news site that he “called me, and said, ‘I’ve been shot, call an ambulance.’ I’m still shocked and horrified at how easily they gun us down. We’re on our way to the hospital, we don’t know his condition. I want to ask everyone to pray for him.”
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the attack and said soldiers are searching the area for the shooters.
Jewish Home MK Betzalel Smotrich said he was minutes away from the attack took place and stopped his vehicle to offer first aid to the victim.
“A few cars ahead of me, on the Gilad route, a terrible terror attack with a serious outcome,” said Smotrich in a statement. “We stopped to administer first aid and am now on my way home. This is an intolerable situation of a subhuman who came sow destruction.”
He urged Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to instruct the IDF to respond forcefully, saying the situation “must end.”