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British-Israeli sisters killed in West Bank shooting named by Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime Minister, has named two British-Israeli sisters who were killed in a shooting in West Bank.

According to local media, the sisters were aged 20 and 15 respectively.

Their mother had also been severely injured in the attack on Hamra settlement, about 30 miles north Jerusalem. She was then airlifted to a hospital.

Local officials stated that their father saw the incident from a separate vehicle following them.


According to Oded Revivi, the family lived in Efrat, near Bethlehem.

On Saturday night, Mr Netanyahu shared his condolences with his relatives via Twitter.

He shared photos of the pair and named them “wonderful sister”.

“In these times, if the family fights for its life and together with all of Israel, we pray for their safety, and send our condolences to this dear family during this time of great sorrow,” Mr Netanyahu stated.

Sky News Middle East correspondent Ali Bunkall stated that it is believed that the British victims of West Bank attacks moved to Israel around 2005.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Yoav Gallant, the defence minister, visited the scene of the shooting late Friday night.

On the visit, Mr Netanyahu stated that it was only a matter “of time” and not much longer before we settled the score.

To find the attackers, roadblocks were created.

Although no one has claimed responsibility, a Hamas spokesperson said that it was “retaliation” for Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

In an earlier statement, a spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office stated that they were saddened by the deaths of two British-Israeli citizens as well as the serious injuries suffered by a third person.

“The UK urges all parties in the region to de-escalate tensions.”

Lord Ahmad, Middle East minister, said that he condemned yesterday’s attacks on the West Bank. He killed two British-Israeli citizens and injured one another. In Tel Aviv, an Italian national was also killed and British nationals were hurt.

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy stated: “I am shocked at reports of the murder of two British sisters in an appalling, cowardly attack on the West Bank.

“My thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones. This cycle of violence has more civilian victims. We need to make diplomatic efforts to deescalate.

Tensions remain high as the Israeli military claimed that three rockets were fired at Syria from its territory. Meanwhile, a Palestinian was reportedly killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.


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