An Israeli man waiting for a lift at the Tapuach junction near Ariel was repeatedly stabbed by a Palestinian who then snatched his victim’s sidearm and shot him dead. The victim was later identified as Evyatar Borovsky, 31, father of five, from Yitzhar. The attack occurred near Ariel early Tuesday morning. The Palestinian, Salem Asad from a village north of Tulkarem, then turned the gun on Border Police officers and was shot and injured himself. Asad was released a month ago from four years in jail for lobbing rocks and bottle bombs at passing Israeli traffic. A claim of responsibility for the attack was released by a Palestinian group over a TV network associated with Hamas.