Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokespersons' Unit
Victims' car after drive-by shooting near Rishon Lezion

One woman was shot to death and a second was critically injured at around 10 pm Monday when an unidentified attacker opened fire from a vehicle while driving past their car close to the Ein HaKoreh interchange near Rishon Lezion.

Israel Police officers and medics who arrived on the scene found the 32-year-old female passenger had been mortally wounded and died within moments; they raced to evacuate the critically injured 23-year-old female driver to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in the central Israeli city of Tzrifin, near Rishon Lezion.


District Police spokesperson Ami Ben David said roadblocks were set up and a large force was deployed to hunt down the vehicle of those responsible for the attack.

The circumstances behind the incident are still unclear.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.