JERUSALEM (VINnews) —One of the two people injured in Tuesday night’s terrorist shooting attack in Huwara is Meir David Kahane. Kahane was treated overnight and released from Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva after his condition improved.
Kahane is the son of Rabbi Binyamin and Talia Kahane, who were murdered 23 years ago in a shooting attack near Ofra. Rabbi Binyamin Kahane was the son of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the founder of the Kach party and the Jewish Defense League, who was murdered by a terrorist in New York in 1990.
The second individual injured in the attack, Achiad Libman, who was moderately wounded, remains hospitalized under close medical supervision. Libman is the son of Rabbi Yehuda Libman, the head of the Pri Ha’aretz yeshiva in Rehelim, and nephew of Kiryat Arba Local Council head Eliyahu Libman. Libman is also from a bereaved family- his uncle, Shlomo Libman Hyd, was murdered while studying Torah near Yitzhar in a terrorist shooting attack in 1998, and his name Achiad [my brother forever] perpetuates his father’s brother.
Rabbi Libman recounted the miracle that happened to his son. “A great miracle happened to us. We thank G-d for his kindness,” he wrote and recounted: “Our 25-year-old son was traveling with a friend to a Yishai Ribo concert in Har Bracha. On their way, while passing through Huwara, they were ambushed by despicable terrorists. Dozens of bullets were shot at the car, and miraculously the two were relatively slightly harmed by glass shards.
“This situation in which a corridor of hundreds of meters becomes a bloody range of sitting ducks for the region’s residents and soldiers is unbearable and can be accepted.”
The wounded victim’s father added: “We demand that all ranks of the defense establishment launch a widespread military operation in all of Judea and Samaria, a total blockade of the cities, to subdue terror and collect arms.”