Two settlers were lightly wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting south of the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli police believe the attack was criminally motivated.  

An Israeli military source reported that the two settlers are residents of the Negev town of Netivot. “The shooting took place around 10 P.M when a vehicle overtook their car, close to a military checkpoint,” the source sated.

The two settlers, both in their forties, were driving back from a settlement near Hebron to Netivot. 

An Israeli medical source reported that one setter was injured in theshoulder while the second was injured in the hand.

The settlers were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.

Israeli police are investigating possible criminal motives. The two men have criminal records, according to the police.