A Palestinian terrorist shot and killed two Israelis on Saturday in Huwara, located just outside Nablus (Shechem) in Samaria, after apparently hearing that there were visiting Israelis nearby.

The victims, Shay Silas Nigrekar, 60, and his 28-year-old son Aviad Nir, were residents of Ashdod.

Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated the two men for gunshot wounds. They were both soon pronounced dead at the scene.

The attack took place after the two men had stopped at a car wash in the Palestinian Authority-controlled village.

According to reports, the terrorist walked up to the car wash on foot, opened fire at close range with a handgun and fled the scene in a vehicle.

“I send my condolences to the family of the two people who were murdered, a father and son, whose lives were cut short in such a brutal and abhorrent manner, over Shabbat,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night.

“The security forces are redoubling their efforts to apprehend the murderer and settle accounts with him, just as we have done with all murderers until now.”

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad both praised the shooting.

This year, we want to do more to bless Israel and the Jewish people.

We know that as we bless Israel this year, God will bless us, just as He promised in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Now is the time to bless Israel and the Jewish people.