Daily Israel Report

Shells in South; Hamas Threatening; Old Attack Revealed

In addition to heavy shelling in the south, news of an Israeli-Arab who murdered his Jewish girlfriend a month ago to prove his terrorist mettle was revealed today.
First Publish: 6/11/2003, 10:41 AM

Kassam shells at Sderot and environs, mortar shells in the north and Gush Katif, and shooting at soldiers in Gush Katif - these were the main elements of this morning's Palestinian terrorism against Israel. No one was hurt, although the shells in Sderot caused some damage. No word yet on the extent of the damage in Gush Katif, but two people were treated for shock. Yesterday's shelling in Sderot sent 8 people to the hospital to be treated for shock.

Israeli security elements are dealing with 55 terrorist warnings around the country - half of them from Hamas, hankering to retaliate against yesterday's attempted assassination of terrorist leader Abdel Rantisi. Police in Wadi Ara (Nachal I'ron, between Hadera and Afula) and in the Netanya region are on high alert.

News of a shocking terrorist murder a month ago was revealed today. An Israeli-Arab from Kfar Kassem, outside Rosh HaAyin, has admitted murdering his girlfriend Tali Weinberg. Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler reports that the Arab said he killed the woman he lived with in order to prove to the terrorist organizations that he can meet their standards. He was caught last night in a Shabak operation in Jericho, and will be brought before a judge in Kfar Saba today.