IDF identifies reservist as second victim of Friday's terrorist shooting

Sergeant First Class (res.) Ori Yaish, 27, from Modi'in slain by terrorist gunfire in southern Israel on Friday; yeshiva student Yishai Gartner also killed in attack; four others wounded

The IDF reported Saturday evening that Sergeant First Class (res.) Ori Yaish, 27, from Modi'in, a 16th Brigade soldier, was killed in the terrorist shooting attack in southern Israel the day before.
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Yeshiva student Yishai Gartner, 23, from the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Modi'in Illit, also lost his life in the attack. Four others were wounded, including a 16-year-old in critical condition and two others in serious condition.
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רס״ל (מיל׳) אורי יעיש ז"ל  ו ישי גרטנרז"ל
רס״ל (מיל׳) אורי יעיש ז"ל  ו ישי גרטנרז"ל
Yishai Gartner and Sergeant First Class (res.) Ori Yaish
An IDF reservist who was at the scene engaged and eliminated the terrorist, later identified as Fadi Jamjoum, a Palestinian resident from East Jerusalem's Shuafat refugee camp.
"I was on the opposite side of the road, saw him shooting, and ran towards him with my gun drawn," he recounted to Ynet shortly after the attack.
"I charged at him, first firing from a distance, then closing in on him. I advanced while shooting, then reached him and confirmed neutralization."
A police source at the scene reported that the civilian began firing at the terrorist from a distance of 30 meters, noting, "He really sniped him from distance, managed to neutralize him and prevented further carnage."
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Police at the scene of the attack at the Re'em Masmiya Junction near the southern city of Kiryat Malachi
The terrorist arrived at the Re'em Masmiya Junction near the southern city of Kiryat Malachi in a Mazda vehicle around 12:30pm. He then made a U-turn, exited his vehicle and opened fire from a handgun toward a crowd of people standing at a bus stop.
Police investigators described the terrorist as having the appearance of an “Islamic State member,” sporting a big, bushy beard and a white kufi (an Islamic prayer skull cap).
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