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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Al Aqsa Terrorists shoot 2 Israelis, march in Gaza

Armed members of the military wing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's mainstream Fatah movement, Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, march throught the streets of Gaza City(AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Arutz Sheva:
Palestinian terrorists fired at an Israeli car shortly after 2 PM today, wounding two passengers - one of whom is in serious condition. Medical personnel treated a third passenger for shock.

The attack occurred on the road leading to the northern Shomron communities of Ganim and Kadim, just south of Jenin and approximately 15 kilometers from Afula. Large IDF forces are searching for the attackers, who apparently escaped into one of the nearby Arab villages. Fatah's Al-Aqsa Brigade, which has committed many terrorist shootings in the area, took responsibility for today's attack.
Jerusalem Post:
Valerie and Nelly Weissbrot of Kadim were wounded Wednesday afternoon when shots were fired at their car on a road in the Jenin environs near the Jalame Checkpoint and Kadim Junction.

An army doctor treated Valerie Weissbrot, who suffered a gunshot wound to his head. His wife Nelly was wounded lightly. Valerie was airlifted to Rambam Hospital in Haifa; Nelly was taken to Haemek Hospital in Afula.

Seven bullets hit their car, and security forces are still searching for the terrorists. Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Weissbrots have lived in Kadim for a number of years. They have a married daughter and a grandson. Both are doctors working in Haemek hospital.
Meanwhile, "the IDF is instituting a series of measures to make life easier for the Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza" -
Beginning this morning, 4,000 workers and traders are allowed to cross into pre-1967 Israel, and another 1,500 are permitted to return to work in the Atarot industrial zone in northern Jerusalem. Public transportation in PA-controlled Yesha will run on a limited basis.