Victim of Shomron Terror Shooting to Be Buried Wednesday, as Manhunt Continues


An IDF soldier stands guard in a gas station during a search operation for the terrorists who shot and killed an Israeli civilian near the entrance to Hermesh, in the Palestinian village of Qafin, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Meir Tamari, Hy”d, father of two from the northern Shomron community of Hermesh who was shot dead in a terror attack on Tuesday, was to be buried on Wednesday afternoon, the day he would have celebrated his 32nd birthday.

The IDF was continuing to search for the terrorists who carried out the attack.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack but did not provide any evidence.

In surveillance camera footage, Tamari’s blue vehicle can be seen slowing before turning off to the settlement where he lived, when a white SUV overtakes him and stops next to his car.

The terrorists opened fire at Tamari from close range, hitting him multiple times in the upper body. He continued driving until he reached the settlement’s entrance, a few hundred feet away, where security guards alerted medics.

Tamari, in serious condition, was rushed by helicopter to a hospital where he was later declared dead.

The IDF was searching for the terrorists who carried out the attack in a number of Palestinian villages and towns in the area. Hermesh is located to the west of Jenin and north of Tulkarem, both considered by military officials to be hotbeds of terrorist activity.

A number of roads had been closed by the IDF in the area after the attack.

Tamari had moved to Hermesh some four years ago after he married. He is survived by his wife and two young children, aged one and three.

Tamari’s levayah was slated to take place at the Shaked community cemetery at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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