B’Tselem expresses deep sorrow over the killing of Rabbi Michael Mark, 48, and the injury of his wife and two of their children in a shooting attack by Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills on Friday. Mark’s wife Hava sustained serious injuries, their 13-year-old daughter Tehilla moderate injuries, and their 15-year-old son Pedaya sustained minor injuries. B’Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Mark family. The deliberate targeting of civilians undermines every moral, legal and human standard. B’Tselem strongly condemns any and all deliberate attacks against civilians and calls once again on politicians and leaders to act responsibly and avoid fanning the flames of violence.
Scene of the attack in the South Hebron Hills, 1 July 2016. Photo by Mussa Qawasma, Reuters