A former member of a Jewish terror group and his wife were shot and injured on Wednesday evening in a drive-by shooting near Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank, Israel’s army and media reported.
Shaul Nir, a former member of the Jewish Underground, a group which carried out a string of terror attacks in the 1980s, was seriously to moderately wounded in the shooting near Tulkarem, and his wife, Rachel Nir was lightly wounded.
Shaul, along with three other members of the group, was sentenced to life after being convicted of a 1983 shooting attack on the Islamic College of Hebron, which killed three students and wounded 33. His sentence was later reduced, and Shaul was released.
Israel’s army said shots were fired from a passing vehicle, and that Israeli forces are searching the area for a vehicle that fled the scene.
Israel’s Magen David Adom said that medics were treating two 60-year-old victims. One was said to have gunshot wounds to the lower extremities while the other was in a critical condition.
– Read more: Former Member of Jewish Terror Group Wounded in West Bank Shooting – Maan