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November 10, 2002
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Palestinian terrorists deliberately murder five Israelis: one young man, 2 women and 2 children aged 4 and 5

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated a kibbutz (an Israeli collective farm), and fired at women and children deliberately murdering 5 people:

Two children, ages four and five, two women and a young man were shot and killed in the attack. Among the victims was Tirza Damari, 42, from the community of Elichin. She was at Kibbutz Metzer visiting friends.

The All-Aksa Martyr Brigades, the military wing of PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack, the radio said.

"There was shooting for close to 10 minutes then the security forces arrived and we're shut inside the houses," a member of the farm, identified only as Irit, told Israel Radio.

The first two victims, a man and a woman, were shot outside a communal dining hall, said Magen David Adom officials.

The assailants then entered a house at the farm and shot to death a woman in a bedroom as she tried to use her body to protect the two children from the gunfire, the rescue service said.

I heard on Israeli radio that the Al-Aksa brigades, which directly reports to Yasser Arafat, has proudly claimed responsibility for the murders. For more information on how Arafat plays a double game of condemning "all attacks against civilians" while at the same time sending in his hordes of murderous bastards to kill women and children, see the Palestine page.

For more information on kibbutz Metzer check out www.metzer.org.il (in Hebrew). I copy the full article below.

Terrorists kill five Israelis, two of them children, in Kibbutz Metzer attack
By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH AND THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF, Nov. 10, 2002
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Five people were killed Sunday night when at least two Palestinian terrorists infiltrated Kibbutz Metzer, north of Tulkarm just before midnight, Israel Radio reported.

Two children, ages four and five, two women and a young man were shot and killed in the attack. Among the victims was Tirza Damari, 42, from the community of Elichin. She was at Kibbutz Metzer visiting friends.

The All-Aksa Martyr Brigades, the military wing of PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack, the radio said.

"There was shooting for close to 10 minutes then the security forces arrived and we're shut inside the houses," a member of the farm, identified only as Irit, told Israel Radio.

The first two victims, a man and a woman, were shot outside a communal dining hall, said Magen David Adom officials.

The assailants then entered a house at the farm and shot to death a woman in a bedroom as she tried to use her body to protect the two children from the gunfire, the rescue service said.

According to the radio, the IDF has been searching throughout the night, and troops believe the terrorists escaped from the kibbutz and its surrounding area. The residents were not permitted to leave their homes until 7 a.m.

Regional police chief Ya'akov Borovsky told reporters that tracks had been discovered leaving the kibbutz, about 50 kilometers northeast of Tel Aviv.

"We have clues from which it can be understood that the terrorist has left the precincts of the kibbutz," he said. "...We shall carry out a very intensive sweep in order to check every possibility that the terrorist or terrorists may still be on the kibbutz."

"Israelis in their own homes were brutally targeted by Palestinian terrorists," David Baker, an official in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office, said of the attack at the kibbutz.

Military sources are reporting there is no connection between the midnight infiltration of Kibbutz Metzer and the double suicide bombing attack thwarted by border policemen Sunday afternoon on the dirt road near the kibbutz.

The police spotted the Palestinians, called on them to get out of the car, and the bombs the two terrorists were carrying exploded prematurely. Both terrorists were killed. One of the Palestinians wore an explosive belt, while the other carried a bag containing a bomb.

"The two appeared to have come from the direction of Nablus," Border Police Supt. Meir Eliahu told The Jerusalem Post. "In the past two weeks, there has been an escalation in the number of warnings of plans by terrorists to enter Israel and carry out attacks; the warnings are general and do not relate to anything specific."

Shortly after the incident, reinforced security forces conducted searches in the area, while sappers examined the remains of the vehicle before it was towed away. Eliahu said that officials will have details on the amount of explosives contained in the bombs on Monday, when the results of tests are released.

Meanwhile, security forces arrested two suspected terrorists were arrested. One, a 15-year-old youth affiliated with the Fatah Tanzim, was arrested in the Nablus casbah late Saturday night and told interrogators he was planning a suicide bombing. The second was arrested in Hebron and identified as senior Hamas commander Nader Abu Turki.

Early Sunday evening, Givati Brigade soldiers spotted and defused a foot-activated 100-kilogram mine buried in the ground as they patrolled the hothouse area of Morag in the southern Gaza Strip. As they searched the area, they spotted another smaller bomb, but since it was already dark, they marked the area and sappers were to detonate it Monday morning.

Following the death of Islamic Jihad commander Iyad Sawalha in an gun battle in Jenin over the weekend, troops pulled out of the city they entered two weeks ago, redeploying on its outskirts and imposing a tight blockade.

The IDF operation was launched in response to the suicide bombing of a bus at the Karkur junction in which 14 people were killed. Sawalha dispatched the two suicide bombers from the city, and the operation was launched in an attempt to nab him and other fugitives.

In the past two weeks, security forces worked around the clock in an attempt to destroy the terrorist infrastructure in the city, termed the "terrorist capital" by security officials.

The army's operation thwarted at least three suicide bombings and uncovered three bomb factories and a factory containing chemicals used to make bombs. In addition, security forces arrested more than 200 Palestinians wanted for questioning, among them 40 fugitives.

Other terrorists killed during the operation included senior Islamic Jihad fugitive Ahmed Jadallah, Tanzim activist Ala Muflah, and Iman Mahmud Rashid, also a member of Islamic Jihad. Among those arrested were Said Tubasi, 19, Sawalha's right-hand man.

In the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, a mortar shell fell harmlessly on a community in Gush Katif. During the day scores of grenades were thrown at soldiers deployed near Rafah, but no one was wounded.

(With The Associated Press)

Posted by David Melle at November 10, 2002 05:21 PM
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