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Eviatar Borowski hy"d, father of five from Yitzhar, killed in attack

Attack at Tapuach: a terrorist stabbed to death Eviatar Borowski hy"d, 31, a father of five from Yitzhar • The terrorist seized the weapon, fired at the Border Police, was shot and seriously injured
Eli Schlesinger and Sari Roth, Behadrey Haredim , כ"א אייר תשע"ג 01/05/2013 12:03

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Stabbing attack in Samaria: Eviatar Borowski hy"d, resident of the settlement of Yitzhar, 31, was killed this morning (Tuesday) while standing at a hitchhiking station at the Tapuach intersection, by an Arab terrorist.

Eviatar Borowski hy"d resident of Yitzhar, aged 31, left a wife and five children – the olderst only 7 years old.

The victim, a native of Kfar Hasidim, lived in Yitzhar for the last five years, and was one of the security staff of the settlement. Eviatar hy"d is the youngest of four brothers.

Police spokesman on the murder this morning : "At around 8:00 am, near the Tapuach intersection, a terrorist, resident of Tulkarm in his twenties, armed with a knife, attacked at the bus station Eviatar hy"d at the scene - and severely wounded him.

"He then took the weapon of the victim – a kind of a gun, and fired at the Border Police force which was close by.

"After firing a single bullet, the terrorist had a gun brake and a border police fighter who was at that time at the observation, responded by firing at the terrorist. After a few seconds the commander joined the fire while storming. As a result, they neutralized the terrorist.

"MDA arrived, began treatment and resuscitation of the settler, and after a few minutes had to confirm his death. Police Battalion medic of the Alon battalion gave primary care to the terrorist who was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in a difficult condition. It should be noted that two hits were identified on his body" .

This is the first Israeli fatality in the West Bank for over a year.

Major General Amos Yaakov, commander of the Border Police, addressed the murder this morning at Tapuach: "The fighters who were there acted professionally and quickly, while making contact and determination, just as expected of them. I would like to express my condolences to the family of the murdered settler."

Yitzhar spokesman said: "The irresponsibility and the continual incompetence of defense which is dictated from above against Arab terror, took a bloody price this morning. Resident of Yitzhar, a father to 5 toddlers in his 30s, was murdered and stabbed to death by an Arab at Tapuach."

Shomron Regional Council head Gershon Mesika, said of the attack: "This despicable murder is a direct result of the ineffectiveness of the stones terror, opening the checkpoints and continued wanton treatment of daily terrorism as 'riots'."

Deputy Transport Minister Tzipi Hotobeli, accused the Palestinian Authority of the murders: "The unfortunate attack in the Shomron is a direct result of incitement which the Authority creates and inflames against Israel and the Jewish people. The responsibility for the murder lies on the Authority and its leaders. "

Coalition Chairman MK Yariv Levin, requires to close the Tapuach Junction to movement of Palestinians: "The attack at Tapuach is the answer to the new Palestinian peace initiatives of John Kerry, and further proof that every relief given to the Palestinians immediately leads to harm of Jewish life.

"I call on the army to immediately close the Tapuach Junction to Palestinian movement and to re-establish the barriers which were removed in order to ensure that a similar incident does not happen again."

Eviatar's funeral will be held at 17:30 at the cemetery in Kfar Hasidim.

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