Teen Girl Killed as Israeli Family Hit by Bomb

Stand for Israel  |  August 23, 2019

Terror victim Rina Shnerb
Terror victim Rina Shnerb

Terrorists targeted an Israeli family today, leaving one dead and two more seriously injured at a popular West Bank hiking spot and spring. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that 17-year-old Rina Shnerb was killed by a terrorist bomb that also injured her father and brother:

Rina Shnerb, 17, of Lod, was critically wounded in the attack and received treatment at the scene from civilian and military medics before being pronounced dead of her injuries. Her father Eitan, a rabbi in Lod, and brother Dvir, 19, were taken by military helicopter to a Jerusalem hospital in serious condition, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson Ronen Manelis said the army considered the blast to be a “serious terror attack.”

The army said an improvised explosive device was used in the attack. Police sappers determined that the bomb had been planted earlier at the spring and was triggered when the family approached it…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as defense minister, said he was receiving constant updates on the search effort and would meet soon with the commanders of the country’s security forces.

In a statement Netanyahu offered his “deep condolences” to the family and wished swift recuperation to the wounded. “We will continue to strengthen [Jewish] communities. We will spread our roots deeper and strike out at our enemies…”

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