Yisrael Shiriyun, a resident of the Shavei Shomron community and the father of six, sustained moderate injuries yesterday from gunshots fired from the Arab village Funduk, which is near Kedumim. The terror attack occurred after Mr. Shiriyun stopped in the village, which is on the main road between Nablus and Kalkilya, apparently, to shop.
At first, he was attacked by local Arabs, who beat him up and stole his car. Shortly thereafter an armed terrorist arrived on the scene and shot Mr. Shiriyun, who was injured in his stomach and leg. Another Israeli who passed through the village and took the injured man to Kedumim rescued him. From there he was taken to a hospital.
It should be noted that the terror attack occurred in a village that hugs the main road that serves the Jewish communities in the area and that thousands of Israeli vehicles pass by every day. Most of the residents refrain from entering the village itself, but there are quite a few who do so.
The Israel Samarian Regional Council issued the following response:
“The terror attack is the direct result of the disregard for human life and the ongoing incitement by the leaders of the state and the media against the Jewish citizens of Samaria, who gave the Arab terrorists a green light to continue with their terrorist activity. He who sows hatred against his Jewish brethren is also responsible for attacks on them.”
David Bedein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.