Father & son murdered in Huwara
Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and Aviad Nir, 28
August 19, 2023 - Israeli father and son gunned down and killed in terror shooting at Huwara carwash.
Medics declare Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and Aviad Nir, 28, dead at the scene in northern West Bank town; IDF launches manhunt, prepares for potential settler revenge attacks.
The shooting occurred inside a carwash in the Palestinian town, located south of Nablus.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics carried out resuscitation efforts on the pair after they were hit by gunfire. They were both declared dead at the scene shortly afterward.
The victims were later identified as Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and his 28-year-old son Aviad Nir, residents of Ashdod.
The Israel Defense Forces said it had launched a manhunt for the assailant and closed off a number of roads in the area.
The terrorist approached the carwash on foot and opened fire at the two Israelis from close range with a handgun, according to the IDF’s preliminary investigation. The terrorist then fled the scene, apparently on foot.
The two men, who were not residents of the area, were believed by the army to have been in Huwara for a number of hours on Saturday before the attack, carrying out various personal errands. Some goods and services are cheaper in the West Bank than in Israel, drawing some customers across the border. The attack occurred as the pair were standing by their car while it was being washed.