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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

One Israeli shot and killed, two wounded,
in Arab terrorist attack near Talmon

Tuesday night, Roy Arbel, 28, father of five, killed, two injured in Palestinian shooting attack on their car Tuesday night at Talmon U-turn Junction northwest of Ramallah.

Medics carry an Israeli man in front of a hospital in Jerusalem January
13, 2004, after he was wounded by a Palestinian gunman near Talmon
settlement, west of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian
gunmen shot dead an Israeli civilian on Tuesday and wounded two
others in an attack on a car near a Jewish settlement in the occupied
West Bank, a military source said. (ISRAEL OUT) REUTERS/Sharon Perry/Flash 90

Go to hell with that "Israel Out" business, whoever you are . . .

If we can't even keep this idiocy from happening in Reuters photo captions, how on earth can we manage anything actually constructive? ARGH and GRRR.

UPDATE / Wednesday: The funeral of Roee Arbel, who was murdered when terrorists shot at the vehicle he was travelling in as near Talmon in Samaria, took place Wednesday at 1 PM, leaving the Talmon synagogue for the cemetery at Dolev.

Arbel, 29, the father of five was killed and two other travellers injured Tuesday night. The two injured Israelis are expected to be released from hospital later this morning. The attack was claimed by the Fatah's Al Aksa Martyr's Brigade.

Arbel is the first terrorist fatality from Talmon since the outbreak of Palestinian violence in September 2000 . . . a spokesman from Talmon said the community was devastated. Roee and his wife, Hagit, moved there two years ago, he said, and moved from their mobile home into a permanent home only six months ago. "They have five children: two daughters, aged five and three-and-a-half, and triplets who were born three months ago," he said.

Relatives of Roi Arbel mourn during his funeral in the synagogue at the
West Bank settlement of Talmon Wednesday Jan. 14, 2004. The 28-
year-old father of five whose wife gave birth to triplets just two months
ago was killed by Palestinian gunmen in an ambush late Tuesday. (AP
Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip said: "All discussions of withdrawal and dismantling communities and encampments transmit weakness and invite further terrorism."