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. Reported his name was Umar 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.
In the night of Saturday, July 22, soldiers of the IDF together with employees the Shin bet security service had searched his house. After the search, were arrested the brother of a terrorist.
The representative of the military wing of the terrorist organization Hamas, Abu Obeida called the attack in Halamish «echo of Zionist aggression in al-Aqsa and the Holy al-Quds (Jerusalem)». Hamas welcomed the actions of the terrorist who killed three Israelis. Hamas also claimed responsibility for the attack.
Recall, according to preliminary data, the terrorist infiltrated the settlement of Halamish around 21:30. Then he broke into one of the houses, where the guests were sitting, and wounding four people. One of the women who were in the house, locked the children in the room and from there called the police. A neighbor living in a nearby house, rushed to the noise and shot the terrorist.
In Halamish live 250 families. Because all families observe Shabbat, their mobile phone on Friday night was off. This explains the fact that the first information about the dead and wounded started to arrive immediately after the attack.