The three Israelis killed in a terror attack at the Har Adar settlement near Jerusalem have been identified as as Magav Border Policeman Solomon Gavria, 20, and security guards Yousef Ottman from Abu Ghosh and Or Arish, a resident of Har Adar.
The terrorist behind the fatal shooting attack is Nimer Aljamal, a 37 year-old father of four children from the village of Beit Sourik. The terrorist, who had a work permit, was attempting to make an entrance via a checkpoint of the Har Adar community with other workers from the PA who were coming in to the settlement to work.
Prior to arrival at the checkpoint, the terrorist raised suspicion of Border Police officers and security guards operating in the area. They ordered him to stop.
At that point, realizing that he was going to be searched, he pulled up his shirt, pulled out a pistol, and fired short range shots at the guards and soldiers. Border Police officers responded immediately, fired at him and neutralized him.
Emergency medical teams from Magen David Adom were dispatched to the scene and evacuated a wounded man to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospsital.
A third man,33, a member of the volunteer security team of Har Adar, was seriously injured in the attack. He was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. His description is now listed as serious but stable.
The surgeon at Hadassah Hospital, Dr. Alon Pikarsky said after the operation that the victim was “extremely lucky.”