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Friday, August 29, 2003

Palestinian terrorists murder Israeli man; wife is wounded

Ambush/Shooting Attack north of Ramallah
A young couple left their one-year-old with the grandparents, and drove off for a weekend trip. They didn't get far before Palestinian Arab terrorists ambushed their car, just south of Alon Junction near the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashachar. The vehicle was overturned as a result of the shooting.

Shalom (Shuli) Har-Melech was shot to death at the scene. He was a 25-year-old teacher and volunteer ambulance driver. His wife, Limor, who is seven months pregnant, suffered gunshot wounds to the face and left arm; she is said to be in moderate to serious condition at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem. The couple were from Homesh.

Map of YESHA, showing Jewish settlements in "West Bank"