Daily Israel Report

Itamar Infiltrator Killed

The Shomron community of Itamar has become a target of choice for Arab terrorists. In the third incident in past several months, late last night an Arab armed with knives, succeeded in infiltrating the community, and broke into the home David and Orna Mimran.
First Publish: 7/30/2002, 10:21 AM

The Shomron community of Itamar has become a target of choice for Arab terrorists. In the third incident in past several months, late last night an Arab armed with knives, succeeded in infiltrating the community, and broke into the home David and Orna Mimran. The couple awoke when the Arab entered their bedroom, and a struggle ensured. During the encounter the Mimrans managed to kill the terrorist with his own knives, but not before David was stabbed in the chest and arm.

David was transported to Petach Tikvah\'s Beilinson Hospital where he is listed in moderate condition from his knife wounds. Orna sustained only light injuries during the confrontation.

On June 20 an Arab infiltrated into the community murdering five Itamar residents including Rachel Shabo and three of her children, as well as her neighbor Yossi Tuwito. On May 28, an armed Arab entered the community and murdered high school students Netanel Reiachi, Avraham Siton, and Gil\'ad Shtieglitz.