Body of 42-year-old Israeli from Bat Ayin settlement found in valley near
Palestinian village of Beit Omar in West Bank, north of Hebron; not yet
clear whether stabbing was terror attack
Efrat Weiss YNET Published: 02.25.07, 23:40 / Israel News
The body of an Israeli settler who was stabbed to death was found not far
from his vehicle in a valley near the Palestinian village of Beit Omar in
the West Bank, north of Hebron.
A police spokesperson said the man found was 42-years-old, from Bat Ayin,
and had been missing since Sunday afternoon.
“Police forces at the scene are not ruling out the possibility that this was
a terror incident,” he said.
IDF forces were searching the area.
Jerusalem Police have recently received warnings of possible attempts by
terror groups to carry out attacks in the capital.
Last Wednesday a 16-year-old Palestinian was caught carrying a butcher’s
knife and a screwdriver in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood, and a few weeks
ago Border Guard officers manning the Atarot checkpoint near Jerusalem
apprehended a Palestinian youngster who was also in possession of a knife.
Last July the body of Eliyahu Ashri, Jewish settler from Itamar, was found
in Ramallah’s Tira neighborhood five days after he was kidnapped by members
of the Popular Resistance Committees.
A large IDF and Shin Bet force found the body covered in dirt.