July 18, 2019

Palestinian Suspected of Murdering Rabbi, IDF Soldier – Killed in Firefight

Screenshot from Twitter.

The Palestinian terrorist who allegedly murdered an Israeli soldier and a rabbi on March 17 has been killed in a March 19 firefight with Israeli soldiers, according to the Shin Bet.

The Jerusalem Post reports that that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Shin Bet and Yamam special unit surrounded a building in the Abwein village close to Ramallah where they believed the terrorist, 19-year-old Omar Abu Laila, was located in. Gunfire ensued after Abu Laila shot at Israeli forces, and he was subsequently killed in the firefight. No IDF soldiers were reported injured.

Laila allegedly stabbed 19-year-old Sgt. Gal Keidan, and then used Keidan’s gun to fatally shoot Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, 47, a father of 12. The IDF arrested Laila’s father and brother on March 18.

This post has been updated. More to come.