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Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center

East Jerusalem Man Killed in Judea and Samaria Terror Shooting

An East Jerusalem man was shot to death in a Judea and Samaria terror attack north of Ramallah on Sunday morning, January 7, as tensions in the restive territory continued to spiral.

Military forces launched a large manhunt for suspects and set up roadblocks around Ramallah following the shooting on Route 465 east of the Ateret settlement. The IDF determined that the deadly shooting was a terror attack, it said in a statement.

The victim was later identified by the media as Amar Mansour, a 33-year-old resident and father of two from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. In the footage, he could be seen slumped in the driver’s seat of a silver Volkswagen on the winding road, with several bullet holes punched through the windshield. He was declared dead at the scene, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

A 42-year-old woman, a pharmacist at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center, was seriously injured in the attack and was taken to a hospital in the city by passing Palestinian medics. She was then transferred to Hadassah, where she is undergoing treatment.

The shooting occurred between Ateret and the junction with Route 60, Judea and Samaria’s main north-south artery, in an area named for an old British police station.

The shooting would appear to be the first deadly attack in the region since November, though there have been several attempted attacks. (TOI / VFI News)

“God, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life to terror. May You bring his loved ones comfort and peace so that they can continue their lives while honoring Amar’s memory. We pray for the woman who was also injured during the attack, as well as for everyone who has been personally afflicted by terrorism. We hope that they will all be delivered from the scars, fear, haunting memories, and trauma that they are likely dealing with.”