Israeli-American Seriously Wounded in Shooting Attack in Huwara

Security personnel at the scene of the shooting in Huwara, Sunday. (Hatzalah)

A Jewish man on his way to a Torah class was seriously wounded in a shooting attack in the Palestinian town of Huwara, Sunday afternoon.

David Stern, 44-year-old, was struck by a bullet which grazed his skull, according to Arutz Sheva. He was armed at the time and reportedly returned fire at the terrorist, wounding him, whereupon the assailant fled and left his firearm at the scene.

David was travelling with his wife, 37-year-old Rachel Stern, who are residents of the Givat Ronen neighborhood in the town of Itamar. She and the family’s children were baruch Hashem not hurt by the gunfire, but Mrs. Stern was brought to the hospital to be treated for traumatic shock.

The victim’s condition was initially reported as serious, but has been downgraded to moderate-serious. Doctors in Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikva, where he was brought after the attack, say he is not in life-threatening danger.

Huwara is the site of the terrorist attack in which two Israeli brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv, Hy”d, were killed last month

IDF soldiers launched a manhunt for the suspect, and was apprehended by soldiers.

IDF at the scene of the attack (IDF)

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