17-Year-Old Israeli Girl Killed, Father and Brother Injured in Palestinian Bomb Attack in the West Bank

IDF roadblocks placed as forces scan the area to find the Ein Bubin terrorist. (photo credit: ADIEL STERN/TPS)

The IDF late Friday afternoon was scouring the West Bank for the terrorists responsible for a terror attack that killed a teenage girl and wounded her father and brother near a natural spring close to the West Bank settlement of Dolev.

The military said that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been used in the attack at the Ein Buvin spring. According to the police, it was determined that the IED had been planted earlier at the spring and remotely detonated when the family approached.

Earlier it was thought that the device had been thrown at the family from a car that fled the scene.

An attack of this kind is an unusual occurrence in the West Bank, where terrorists tend to carry out shooting, ramming or knife attacks. It is the third terrorist attack in the West Bank this month.

The army, the Shin Bet (Israel security agency) and the police are in “the midst of a coordinated a broad intelligence operation to locate the perpetrators of the murderous and serious attack. I am certain we will locate the perpetrators soon and continue to provide security for residents living in Judea and Samaria,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said.

Rina Shnerb, 17, of Lod, was critically wounded in the explosion at Ein Bubin spring and was treated at the scene before succumbing to her wounds. She was buried in her home city of Lod at 3.30 p.m., just one week after celebrating her birthday.


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SOURCE: The Jerusalem Post, Anna Ahronheim