Photo Credit: Nati Shohat / Flash 90
The Jewish town of Tekoa and the Arab town of Tuqu'a

Three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting terror attack near the Tekoa Junction, in eastern Gush Etzion, on Sunday morning, around 8:45 AM. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Leah Klein who was one of the first responders at the scene said, “Together with EMS personnel from the IDF we treated a man in his thirties for a gunshot wound and two young women, his daughters, for light injuries. The man was in moderate but stable condition when he was transported to the hospital.”


The man, age 35, was shot in the chest. He is in serious condition, which has now been upgraded to serious but stable. The man is reported to be conscious. He was taken to Sharei Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

His two daughters, ages 9 and 14 were also wounded in the attack, and are being treated for light injuries from broken window shards.

The victims have been identified as ElRoi Kapach of Nokdim, and his daughters Avigayil and Rachel. The names were released with permission of the family.

Security forces are in pursuit of the shooters. It is believed the Arab terror cell waited by the side of the road until a Jewish car passed, and then opened fire.

Gush Etzion Regional Council Mayor, and Yesha Council Chairman, Shlomo Ne’eman, at the scene of the attack said:

“This morning there was a terrorist drive-by shooting at the Tekoa Junction. A resident of Gush Etzion was seriously wounded, and his two daughters, who were with him in the car, were lightly wounded from shrapnel. The wounded were transported to Shaare Zedek, as IDF forces are in pursuit of the terrorists.”

“It was a terrible morning with difficult news, as there was a terrorist shooting here in Gush Etzion. We’re talking about an area where there have been other terrorist attacks in the area including a terrorist infiltration into Tekoa, in May of 2022 and of course rock throwing/firebomb attacks continue on a regular basis. But there have not been serious attacks with injuries at the junction itself in years. We all wish a speedy recovery to the person wounded, and embrace the security forces who will soon catch the despicable terrorists, and settle the score with them. We will not give in to the terrorists who seek to spill Jewish blood and throw us out of our country.

The emergency services and all relevant bodies are in touch with the family of the wounded, and are working to assist all of our residents as best as possible.”

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