A Palestinian man who worked in a factory in the Barkan industrial zone in Israel tied the hands of an Israeli man and woman and shot them at close range in an apparent terror attack.
The two Israelis were critically wounded and later confirmed dead. Security forces are pursuing the terrorist who managed to escape from the scene.
The victims have been identified as Kim Levengrond-Yechezkel, 28, from Rosh Ha’ayin, who leaves behind her husband, Guy, and her one-and-a-half year-old baby, Kai, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, of Rishon Letzion.
The victims worked as clerk and factory manager at their company.
The terrorist has been identified as Ashraf Walid Suleiman, a 23-year-old worker at one of the factories in the Barkan Industrial park. He worked for seven months and his work permit was supposed to expire next month.
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot toured the factory where the shooting took place.
About 5,000 Palestinians are employed in Israeli-owned businesses in the Barkan industrial area. This industrial park is touted as “a symbol of peace and coexistence” between Jews and Arabs in Judea and Samaria.
Ziv’s levayah will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Moshav Nir Yisroel. The family has asked for no media coverage of the levayah.