The shooting victims, residents of Lod, were in the area to bathe in a local spring.

The fatality was identified as 25-year-old Danny Gonen. He was buried in the Lod Cemetery Saturday night.

Israel Radio reported on Saturday that Hamas’s military wing claimed responsibility for the shooting, citing a statement released by a terrorist cell named for Hamas operatives Marwan al-Kuasma and Amar Abu Aisha – who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teens last year.

A security source told The Jerusalem Post, however, that the claim has not been confirmed.


Yaakov Lappin and Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

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