Following a statement by Israeli authorities that the gunmen may be Palestinian, Israeli settlers torched a car in the Palestinian village of Baytilu, north of Ramallah, and spray-painted the words “Revenge, Henkin” on a nearby wall, local news agencies reported. Settlers also damaged a Palestinian home in Beitin, another northern Ramallah village, Ynet news reported.
Other incidents of vandalism were reported in Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank near Israeli settlements, which are deemed illegal under international law.
Settler attacks on Palestinians and their properties are common in the West Bank, and are known as “price tag” attacks. They are usually carried out in apparent retribution for Israeli government actions perceived as siding with Palestinians over Israeli settlers. Last month, Israelis from the settlement of Yizhar set fire to dozens of olive trees in the village of Burin.
On Friday, thousands of people including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the Henkin family funeral in Jerusalem.
"We cannot stand silently when the hands of murderers steal a loving mother and father away from their children," Rivilin said in a eulogy. "We are facing a brutal terrorist onslaught."
Immediately after the deadly shooting, Israel sent additional troops to lock down the Nablus area in their search for the suspects.