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Israeli killed in Kiryat Arba terror attack identified as Ronen Hanania

The mass shooting was perpetrated by Muhammad al-Jabari, who was reportedly a member of a new terrorist faction affiliated with Hamas.

Ronen Hanania was killed in a Palestinian terror attack near Kiryat Arba on Oct. 29, 2022. Credit: Courtesy.
Ronen Hanania was killed in a Palestinian terror attack near Kiryat Arba on Oct. 29, 2022. Credit: Courtesy.

The 50-year-old Israeli killed in a Palestinian terror attack on Saturday night at the entrance of Kiryat Arba has been identified as Ronen Hanania.

The mass shooting was perpetrated by Muhammad al-Jabari, reportedly a member of a new terrorist faction affiliated with Hamas. He was shot dead by security forces.

Israeli troops detained Jabari’s brother early Sunday morning over his suspected involvement in the attack, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.

Another Israeli in his 50s—identified as a Magen David Adom paramedic—was seriously wounded in the attack, and evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where his condition has reportedly since improved.

Two other Israelis were lightly to moderately wounded and were reportedly in stable condition.

A Palestinian was also wounded in the attack and was evacuated to a Palestinian Authority-run hospital, the reports said.

“I am praying with all the citizens of Israel for the well-being of those injured in the attack in Kiryat Arba,” Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid tweeted in the aftermath of the incident.

“Terrorism will not defeat us, we will act with a strong hand against the assailants and their senders,” he added.

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