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        10/27/2011, Tishrei 29, 5772

      Itamar Infiltration Thwarted

      Two people were arrested, Thursday afternoon, after alert security officials in the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Itamar discovered an Arab, dressed as a Samarian Jew (kippah, white shirt, sandals) in one of the community's olive orchards.

      Itamar's security coordinator drove out to confront the intruder, at which point the Arab fled for the nearby village of Awarta, from which the murderers of five members of the Fogel family came. The two detainees were caught following pursuit by the security coordinator and Israeli soldiers at the scene.