Thursday, January 21st 2021   |

Security Forces Continue Search For Barkan Shooter

ISRAEL (TPS) — Israel Defense Forces (IDF) members continued to search overnight for Asraf Nalawah, the 24-year-old Palestinian who allegedly murdered two Israelis and injured a third in Sunday morning’s terror attack in the Barkan industrial Zone outside of Ariel on the West Bank.

Security forces have focused their searches in the area around the Palestinian city of Nablus, earches are  focused on the area around the Palestinian city of Nablus, some 9 miles away from the attack. 

Security forces apprehended and questioned Nalawah’s brother and sister, also searching and mapping his family home in the village of Shweikeh, near Tulkarem.

Nalawah, who was employed as an electrician at the Alon Metal factory where the shootings took place, secured victims Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 29, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, with cable ties before shooting them at point-blank range. A third person suffered moderate gunshot wounds in the incident.

Levengrond-Yehezkel’s funeral was held Sunday night. She was survived by her husband and a two year-old son. Hajbi’s funeral is scheduled for Monday afternoon. He is survived by a wife and three kids.

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