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Friday, August 13, 2004

They're killing us again. still.

Itamar security officer and father of seven - shot to death by Palestinian Arab "policeman" (i.e. terrorist)

Arutz Sheva: Friday, 15:30 - One Israeli is dead after having been shot outside the Shomron town of Itamar by an Arab terrorist. The attacker was a member of the Palestinian Authority's Preventative Security Force.

The lone terrorist fired at a rear sentry post of Itamar shortly before 11:00am today. The community’s first response team was activated and the security officer, Shlomo Miller, 50, responded. The lone terrorist targeted Miller’s vehicle, hitting him in the head, chest and abdomen. The terrorist then grabbed Miller’s M-16 and fled. He was eventually shot dead by the members of the first response team, but not before he used Miller’s weapon to fire at them. There were no injuries. A second person was lightly injured when Miller was targeted by gunfire earlier. Emergency medical personnel responded and an army helicopter was dispatched to medivac him to Beilinson Hospital. The gravely injured father of seven died of his wounds a short time later.


Shlomo Miller will be laid to rest in Jerusalem at 4:00pm. The service will begin in the Shamgar Funeral Home and from there, travel to the Mount of Olives Cemetery for burial before the start of the Sabbath.

In the wake of the shooting, the IDF has imposed a curfew on the Arab village of Beit Fouriq, in the Shechem area. The shooter, who left on his murderous mission from Beit Fouriq, was himself shot dead at the scene of the attack.

The Al-Aqsa Brigade of Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror organization is claiming responsibility for the Itamar shooting attack.


May Gd comfort his family and friends among the other mourners for Zion and Jerusalem. . .