On Saturday evening, July 22, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the terrorist act committed last night in the settlement Halamish.
«We are talking about a terrorist attack committed by the brutish man charged boundless hatred. Security forces make every effort to ensure the security and will continue to do so in the future», — reads the statement of the head of government.
President Reuven Rivlin said: «We embrace family and can’t help but admire the composure and courage of women who find themselves face to face with death and the soldier put an end to the tragedy. Heart bleeds when I see terrible pictures and think about the surviving children, who now have to live with the terrible news.»
On Friday, July 21, in the evening, in the settlement of Halamish, located in the local Council of Mate Binyamin, near Ramallah, Arab terrorist has committed an armed attack with the use of bladed weapons. The attack killed three people: 68-year-old man, his son and daughter (35-40 years).
60-year-old wife of the murdered owner of the house was severely wounded in the back, she was taken to hospital «Shaare Zedek». On Saturday morning the condition of the wounded improved.
The terrorist was wounded, but survived and is in hospital. It is reported his name is Omar al-Abad, 19, a resident of the village of Kubar, a suburb of Ramallah.
According to the data obtained in the course of the investigation, in recent years he has worked actively in student organizations, supervised by Hamas, at the University «al-Quds». Al-Abad had been detained several times by Palestinian preventive security service in the last period of his detention amounted to 10 days.