Reminiscent of the Arab sniper fire in Hebron that killed baby Shalhevet Pass in March 2001, the Arab sniper fire that wounded 2 Jewish tourists during Sukkot of 2001, and the Arab sniper fire which killed an IDF soldier on Sukkot 2013, Arab snipers shot 2 Jewish teenagers in Hebron on Friday afternoon, just after Shabbat began.
Like previous times, the attack happened near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Ma’arat HaMachpelah, where thousands of Jews were visiting on Shabbat for the annual Parshat Chayei Sarah gathering.
The two Jews who were hit, a 16-year-old teenager, was seriously wounded with gunfire to the chest, while a second Jewish 18-year-old teen, was lightly injured.
Just after Shabbat, it was announced that the seriously wounded boy’s condition have improved from serious to moderate.
Later, on Friday evening, a soldier was seriously wounded by gunfire from the Beit Anun neighborhood of Hebron. The soldier is in serious condition, and the hospital says his life is still in danger. The sniper was captured.
A fourth soldier was also shot and wounded, but from an accidental shooting.
In addition Arabs in Hebron threw stones at civilians, and generally rioted.
TPS contributed to this report.