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Mourners at Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel’s funeral. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters, 7 October 2018
From the field

Palestinian shoots and kills two Israeli civilians, Barkan Industrial Zone, the West Bank

B’Tselem expresses its deep sorrow at the deaths of Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel – a 29-year-old married mother of a toddler, from Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel – and of Ziv Hajbi - a 35-year-old married father of three, from Rishon Letzion, Israel. They were shot and killed yesterday morning (October 7) by a Palestinian from the village of Sheweikah, Tulkarm District. B’Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences to the Levengrond-Yehezkel and Hajbi families, and send its best wishes for a speedy recovery to the woman injured in the incident. The deliberate targeting of civilians undermines every moral, legal and human standard. B’Tselem strongly condemns any and all deliberate attacks against civilians and reiterates its call to politicians and leaders to act responsibly and avoid fanning the flames of violence.