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October 29, 2016, Palestinian Authority/Gaza

Widow of Husband Killed in Palestinian Shooting Attack in 2001 Targeted in Another Palestinian Shooting Attack

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A shooting attack took place on Israel's Highway 60 Saturday evening, near the West Bank settlement of Karmei Tzur. Ruth Gillis, whose husband, Dr. Shmuel Gillis, was killed in shooting attack on Highway 60 in 2001, reported to authorities that her car was shot at by a vehicle driving by. IDF forces are searching for the attacker. No one was hurt in the attack, and no property damage was caused.

"I was just at the exit from Karmei Tzur on my way to Route 60, when I see a masked terrorist in front of me, shooting at me with a weapon," Gillis said. "I saw the terrorist clearly. I immediately drove toward Gush Etzion Junction where I alerted security forces, who started scanning (the area). It's a bad feeling, this thing is a very serious event. I thank the almighty; a miracle happened here."

This was the second terrorism attack in a 24-hour period, as on Friday night a man attempted to run over soldiers at a vehicle checkpoint near Ofra in the West Bank. He then exited the vehicle with a knife in his hand, attempting to stab the soldiers. They shot and severely wounded the attacker. No one else was hurt.