A Palestinian Authority terrorist stood by the side of highway 35, west of Hebron and shot at passing cars with an AK-47, on Monday afternoon, Passover eve.
One of the passing cars was hit, and the driver, the father (46) was killed. The pregnant mother (28) and one of their sons (9) were injured in the attack.
The murdered man was identified as police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, a father of 5, from Modi’in.
Mizrachi was the head of the police’s SIGINT unit, and before that was a Lt. Colonel in the IDF intelligence unit 8200.
The family were an their way to a Passover Seder in Kiryat Arba at the time.
The IDF is still searching for the terrorists, and believe this may have been the action of a group of terrorists and not a lone shooter.
PM Netanyahu has blamed the Palestinian Authority for the attack, saying it is a result of their incitement.
Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) said that every terrorist release emboldens the terrorists, and demands the government cancels all future releases, and makes the cancelling of any PA steps at the UN a precondition to continuing any peace talks.