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Israeli Couple Killed in West Bank Drive-By Shooting

An Israeli couple were killed in a shooting while driving between Itamar and Elan Moreh in the West Bank.

The assailants reportedly shot multiple times from at least two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, before speeding away in their car, which was later abandoned. The Times of Israel reported [1] that four children were also in the car but were unhurt.

Reports are emerging of clashes [2] between Israelis and Palestinians in the area.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon criticized [3] Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for using “inflammatory rhetoric” regarding the Temple Mount, the holiest cite in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam. Abbas proclaimed in a speech two weeks ago that Jews would not be allowed to defile holy sites in Jerusalem with their “filthy feet,” and blessed “every drop of blood … spilled for Jerusalem.”

[Photo: Michael Dickson / Twitter [4]]