Father of two killed in shooting as West Bank violence continues

32-year-old Meir Tamari slain just outside community near Jenin.


32-year-old Meir Tamari slain just outside community near Jenin.


A 32-year-old father of two young children was murdered today in a terrorist shooting outside Hermesh, a community in the northern Samarian region of Israel. A manhunt was launched by security forces to apprehend the attackers.

Meir Tamari’s car came under fire from a passing vehicle and despite being shot in his chest and arm, he managed to reach the entrance of the community, where he received preliminary medical attention. He was soon airlifted by helicopter to Hillel Yaffe medical center in Hadera but succumbed to his injuries.

Described as a devoted student and a beloved friend, Tamari grew up in Safed, where his parents, Rabbi Moshe and Ariella Tamari, are Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.

Tamari and his wife, Tal, moved to Hermesh soon after their marriage four years ago. They had just moved into their new home, which he had built with his own hands.


In the aftermath of the attack, Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria regional council voiced his grief and frustration over the shooting. “This is extremely devastating news,” said Dagan. “Our hearts are shattered for the family, for the settlement, and the entire nation of Israel.” Dagan expressed his concern that the incident could have been avoided had a nearby checkpoint been in operation, and pleaded with authorities for it to be reinstated.

In addition to his wife and parents, Meir Tamari is survived two young children, 1 and 3 years old, and siblings.

Funeral arrangements will be published when available.

32-year-old Meir Tamari slain just outside community near Jenin.

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