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September 24, 2002

Father Killed, Three Sons Wounded In Hebron Shooting Attack

Even as Peres and Ben-Eliezer eagerly try to return Hebron to the savages, Jewish children continue to be slaughtered in the holy city of the Jewish patriarchs.
(Jerusalem Post) Shlomo Yitzhak Shapira, 48, of Jerusalem, was killed and his sons aged eight, 12, and 18, were wounded when gunmen opened fire at the family near Hebron's Avraham Avinu neighborhood early Monday evening. The attackers then escaped into the nearby market.

Shapira died shortly after arriving at Hadassah-University Hospital in Ein Kerem. The youngest boy, Yehoshua, was seriously wounded; he underwent surgery for wounds to the hip and thigh, according to a hospital spokesman. His two brothers were in light-to-moderate condition.

Hebron Jewish community spokesman Noam Arnon demanded that the IDF "sterilize" the market area and said that "the terrorists will not break us... as thousands visited the city today, thousands will visit here tomorrow."

He told The Jerusalem Post that "the Jewish community in Hebron is the real answer to the Islamic terror. We demand from the IDF and the government of Israel to return to the rightful Jewish owners all the Jewish property in the market as well as other parts of the city that the Arabs dwell in. The area must be cleansed of terrorists, and the rightful owners be allowed to return to their homes."