Huwara victim said to be Meir Kahane’s grandson, friend of MK

One of the victims of a suspected terror shooting in the West Bank town of Huwara is identified by settlement news outlet Israel National News as the grandson of late Jewish extremist rabbi and Knesset member Meir Kahane.

The man is said to be the son of Rabbi Benjamin Kahane, killed in a shooting attack near the settlement of Ofra in 2000.

The Brooklyn-born Meir Kahane, assassinated in 1990, founded the Kach movement, which is blacklisted in both the US and Israel as a terror group. It is thought to have inspired the Otzma Yehudit party currently in the Knesset, though party leader Itamar Ben Gvir has attempted to distance himself from Kahane.

Religious Zionism MK Tzvi Sukkot says one of the victims was a close friend who was his study partner for the last three years. He says the other victim is also a friend.

The pair have not been officially named. Both suffered light injuries.

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