4:06 PM Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen's Fatah party and Islamic Jihad take credit for terrorist attack today in Bat Ayin, in which 14 year old Shlomo Nativ was killed and a 7 year old was seriously injured. (source)
3:11 PM Name released of victim of axe attack today, 14 year old Shlomo Nativ.
2:27 PM Reports that the IDF is surrounding a house in the village of Tzurif where the terrorist may be hiding.
2:23 PM IDF reports that the axe terrorist entered the Bat Ayin community by dressing up as a "settler"
2:07 PM Conflicting reports if a location of a fallen rocket was found. The Municipal Hotline operator from a northern community stated it landed in the Even Menachem area. Police are stating they have no information that a rocket strike location has been identified.
2:03 PM The funeral for the boy killed in today's terror attack in Bat Ayin will take place at 5:00 PM at Bat Ayin.
2:00 PM Reports that the axe terrorist was apprehended. The alleged terrorist was stripped and interrogated, and it is now clear the terrorist is still at large. IDF confirms they have not yet captured the axe terrorist.
1:54 PM At 1:15 PM today air raid sirens went off in Northern Israel, specifically in the Nahariya, Shlomi, and Maalot area.
A Hizbollah rocket was just discovered as having hit an open field in the "Even Menachem" area, in Northern Israel. (source here and here)
1:44 PM The 7 year old is now classified as being in moderate condition. Terrorist still at large, Gush Etzion communities still on alert. JoeSettler called up as part of his community's counter terror unit.
12:56 PM The community of Bat Ayin is requesting prayers on behalf of the very seriously wounded 7 year old,
12:51 PM All Gush Etizion communities on heightened terror alert following terror attack in Bat Ayin (and also since the terrorist has not been captured)
12:49 PM Reshet Bet (Channel B Radio) Reports a 13 year old was killed in the attack. The 7 year old is in serious condition and has been transported to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem (Jerusalem)
12:42 PM NRG reports that it was a 16 year old killed in the attack, and the 7 year old is in very serious condition with a head wound. The terrorist is still at large, manhunt continuing.
12:39 PM Reports that the victims of the terror attack are residents of the Bat Ayin community in Gush Etzion.
12:37 PM IDF Army radio (Galei Tzahal) reports that both the seriously wounded 7 year old and and murdered child/teenager were both attacked by the axe wielding terrorist. Ongoing manhunt for the terrorist.
12:35 PM Update: One child/teenager has been killed, the 7 year old is in serious condition.
12:33 PM Channel 2 reports that 2-3 people are wounded in the attack. An IDF helicopter is now searching the area for the fleeing terrorist.
12:31 PM Unconfirmed reports that the child attacked, has died.
12:28 PM Reports that the terrorist has escaped and is fleeing the community towards the Arab village of Tzurif. Large IDF and Police manhunt underway.
12:24 PM MDA reports 7 year old in very serious condition with head wound from an axe. Gunfire towards Palestinian terrorist. Unsure if the second wounded is the terrorist or someone else.
12:20 PM Reports of a 7-year old in serious condition after being wounded by Palestinian terrorist's axe in Bat Ayin attack. Child en-route to Jerusalem hospital.
12:17 PM Reports of 2 wounded, a child and adult, from shooting and from use of an axe by the terrorist. Large forces converging on location.
12:15 PM Report of Palestinian terrorist shooting attack within the Bat Ayin community in Gush Etzion.
Updates as they become available.
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