The Israeli military in the throes of a major manhunt in the West Bank to track down the perpetrators of a deadly terrorist attack that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and seriously wounded her brother and father. (Courtesy: IDF)

IDF Continues Massive Manhunt for West Bank Terrorists

The Israeli military is in the throes of a major manhunt in the West Bank to track down the perpetrators of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and seriously wounded her brother and father. The explosion took place at the popular Ein Buvin water spring. The IDF has already arrested two Palestinian suspects living near Ramallah, in addition to a member of Hamas – which hailed the attack as “heroic” – who Israel previously incarcerated. Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Palestinian Authority, which he slammed for maintaining an “ongoing policy of educating and incentivizing [its] youth to kill Jews throughout Israel. The PA glorifies terrorists, rewarding their horrific actions with guaranteed salaries and renaming streets, schools and town squares in their honor.” In response, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, tweeted: “Shocking, heinous bomb attack in the #WestBank.… There is nothing ‘heroic’ in murder! NOTHING! It is a despicable, cowardly act! #Terror must be unequivocally condemned by ALL.” US ambassador to Israel David Friedman also weighed in, posting to social media that there are, “No words to describe the sadness of the moment as we grieve and pray for the injured to recover. May they receive God’s blessings.” Friday’s attack came just two weeks after Palestinian terrorists stabbed to death 18-year-old Israeli Dvir Sorek near the West Bank Jewish community of Migdal Oz.

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