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Palestinian Terrorist murders Father and injures teenage daughter
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that once again a Palestinian murderer infiltrated an Israeli town and started shooting in all directions. The bastard managed to murder a father and injured his teenage daughter:
An Israeli man in his forties was killed and his teenage daughter moderately wounded when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and grenades infiltrated the community of Avnei Hefetz, a religious settlement near Tulkarm, at 12:40am Saturday morning. [...]
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Father killed, daughter wounded in terror attack
An Israeli man in his forties was killed and his teenage daughter moderately wounded when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and grenades infiltrated the community of Avnei Hefetz, a religious settlement near Tulkarm, at 12:40am Saturday morning.
Since the outbreak of Palestinian violence in 2000 there have been 21 infiltrations into Israeli communities on Friday nights and the Sabbath.
Forty-one Israelis have been killed and over 60 wounded in Shabbat attacks.
Hizbullah TV station Al Manar reported that Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it a response to the killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Islamic Jihad also claimed responsibility for the attack, Army Radio reported.
The two terrorists in Saturday's attack, both from Tulkarm, arrived at the settlement in a car which they parked close to the hothouses of a nearby Palestinian village.
Only one terrorist infiltrated Avnei Hefetz. The other succeeded in fleeing the scene after the attack.
The infiltrating terrorist broke through the perimeter fence near a row of homes and raced through the community.
The terrorist crossed into the settlement in an area where there is no fence and began searching a row of houses for targets, spotting people inside the third house from the fence.
The terrorist made his way around the back entrance of the house and broke through the washing room, breaking a shutter on the door. It was here that he shot and wounded the teenage girl.
Just moments earlier, the girl's father, on hearing a noise, went out through the front entrance to investigate. Armed with a handgun, he made his way behind the house where he confronted the terrorist who shot the father at point-blank range.
From there the terrorist began searching for more targets, shooting at windows in neighboring houses.
No one was injured despite the fact that people were inside their houses at the time.
The terrorist raced to another area of the settlement and broke into an empty house and threw a grenade inside. It was there that two soldiers from the Nachshon Battalion, together with their unit commander, shot and killed the terrorist.
Efraim District Commander Col. Tamir Hayman told reporters that the entire incident lasted between 10 to 15 minutes.
Hayman said that a member of the settlement's response team assisted security forces and directed the soldiers to the site where he heard shots being fired.
"We had no specific warnings on Avnei Hefetz but we are aware of an increase in threats on the communities in the area and are doing everything possible to prevent such incidents. In this case the outcome was tragic but the soldiers responded quickly and the terrorist was killed," Hayman said. He added that the security fence for Avnei Hefetz has been approved by Central Command but it has yet to be completed.
Avnei Hefetz spokeswoman Hila Wynogrod told Channel 2 Saturday night that there was an attempted infiltration into the settlement last Wednesday. "We didn't get any instructions on special preparations after Wednesday's attempt," Wynogrod said.
The two soldiers who shot and killed the terrorist, Corporals Adir and Yossi from Kiryat Shmona said, "We saw the terrorist come out of the stairwell and throw a grenade at us, we both opened fire shooting him, and the terrorist fell."
Hayman said in his briefing, which took place at the Nachshon base in Beerotayim on the outskirts of Tulkarm, that "while we know that the terrorists came from the Tulkarm refugee camp, the infrastructure there has been severely hampered. However there is close cooperation between all the terror organizations and also with those in Nablus, who work together in an attempt to launch large-scale attacks."
Once the terrorist was killed security forces sealed off all the entrances to Tulkarm and soldiers together with Border Police anti-terror units and soldiers from the IDF's elite Sayeret Matkal Special Forces unit searched the community.
After daybreak it became apparent that the 2nd terrorist succeeded in fleeing the area in a waiting vehicle to the nearby village of Izbet Shufa, located 950 meters from the settlement of Avnei Hefetz.
Hayman said a curfew was imposed on nearby Izbet Shufa.
The teenage girl was transferred to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba where her condition is listed as moderate. Yigal Dilomoni, assistant head of the Samaria regional council, said residents had received several warnings in recent days of plans by terrorists to infiltrate the community.
Israel Defense Forces troops, deployed in Tulkarm immediately after the attack to search for the terrorists who sent the attacker, are still operating in the West Bank city.
Benzi Lieberman, head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Gaza and the West Bank (Yesha Council) on Saturday blamed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz for the infiltration attack into Avnei Hefetz.
"Despite the fact that there were dozens of lethal infiltrations into Yesha communities, Sharon and Mofaz did not properly budget the defense of these communities. The army also told them that Palestinians would focus terror attacks on communities outside the path of the security fence," Lieberman said.
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This terrorist had been released by Israeli authorities only the week before!
Posted by: Chaya Eitan at April 7, 2004 05:58 AM
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