Palestinian terrorist tries to murder Israeli family, manages only to get killed

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist broke into the house of an Israeli family with the intent of murdering the family or whoever was inside. Luckily the incompetent Palestinian moron did not properly check his murder weapon, and the rifle misfired:

A special anti-terror unit stormed a house early Thursday morning - in which a Palestinian terrorist had been holed up for three hours in Moshav Maor and killed the lone gunman without any injuries to residents or troops.

The incident began when an armed terrorist infiltrated into Moshav Maor, east of Hadera, at 1 AM and was holed up in a house surrounded by elite IDF troops. The occupants of the house - a husband and wife - managed to escape.

Media reports said the man may have been armed with an explosive device. Troops from a special anti-terror unit negotiated with the man who was alone in the house and not holding hostages. Sappers were searching for the explosive device.

Israel Radio said the terrorist was armed with a rifle that apparently malfunctioned after firing one shot, allowing the family to escape.

The husband was lightly wounded jumping from a window; the wife was treated for shock. [...]

One resident told Israel Radio that she was awakened by a phone call from her brother telling her there was a terrorist on the moshav. "We shut up all the windows and locked the doors," she said. "I took my two children into the bed, we are very afraid."

I lived in a Moshav a couple of years when I was in Israel - it's basically a small village. Can you imagine what it feels like to have a Palestinian terrorist enter your house at 1 AM with the clear intent of murdering your kids and your wife? Moshav Maor is only 6 miles away from Kibutz Metzer where on 11/10/2002 Palestinian terrorists deliberately murdered five Israelis: one young man, 2 women and 2 children aged 4 and 5 - click here for that story.

Here's my prediction on AP and Reuters' title of the coverage of this story: "Israeli army kills one Palestinian". I copy the full article below.





Troops storm house, kill Maor infiltrator after three-hour standoff
By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF, Jan. 2, 2003
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?
pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/
ShowFull&cid=1041415470794

A special anti-terror unit stormed a house early Thursday morning - in which a Palestinian terrorist had been holed up for three hours in Moshav Maor and killed the lone gunman without any injuries to residents or troops.

The incident began when an armed terrorist infiltrated into Moshav Maor, east of Hadera, at 1 AM and was holed up in a house surrounded by elite IDF troops. The occupants of the house - a husband and wife - managed to escape.

Media reports said the man may have been armed with an explosive device. Troops from a special anti-terror unit negotiated with the man who was alone in the house and not holding hostages.

Sappers were searching for the explosive device.

Israel Radio said the terrorist was armed with a rifle that apparently malfunctioned after firing one shot, allowing the family to escape.

The husband was lightly wounded jumping from a window; the wife was treated for shock.

Security forces cordoned off the area and a helicopter was sent up to aid searches for possible accomplices. Soldiers were carrying out house-to-house searches to ensure that there was not another infiltrator.

Residents were ordered to remain in their homes until the incident was over. The moshav was totally blacked out.

One resident told Israel Radio that she was awakened by a phone call from her brother telling her there was a terrorist on the moshav. "We shut up all the windows and locked the doors," she said. "I took my two children into the bed, we are very afraid."

The woman said that troops had established phone contact with the terrorist who claimed to have an explosive belt and "was determined to kill as many Jews as possible."

The radio said that a senior Border Policeman who lives on the moshav heard the shot and raised the alarm.

Large numbers of police, army and rescue workers rushed to the moshav located just east of Hadera.

Residents said the house was part of a new neighborhood built on the edge of the moshav. They said the moshav was surrounded by a fence, but not an electronic fence of the sort that would alert security forces to a possible infiltration.

Maor is 10 km away from Kibbutz Meter where a terrorist killed five people including a mother and her two young children last month.

An alert was declared along the entire seam-line separating Israel from the West Bank.

Posted by David Melle
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