An armed intruder broke into a woman's home early Monday morning in a community in the Eshkol border region and was fought off by a tenacious mother protecting her four children. Later in the day, the mother, Yael — who was only identified by her first name and who was lightly injured in the attack — had her version of the story related to Ynet by her father.
The intruder, a Palestinian man who apparently infiltrated Israel from the southern Gaza Strip, broke into Yael's home in Sde Avraham at 4 a.m., armed with a crowbar and a knife. Upon entering the master bedroom where Yael and her 2- and 4-year-old children slept, the man reportedly attempted to attack the woman. But Yael confronted her assailant, and during the ensuing life-and-death struggle she was stabbed in the face and shoulder. But she nonetheless succeeded in repelling the attacker, and ushered her children into the house's safe room.
The armed man threw various household objects at Yael, including a mirror which shattered. She managed, nevertheless, to shove the attacker into the adjacent bathroom and bar the door with the bed.
"While the attacker was in the bathroom, she managed to call her neighbor, who was [on the community's] security detail, and her husband, who serves [in the IDF]," Yael's father told Ynet. The intruder then exited from the bathroom window and fled the scene.
"He realized that he couldn't overpower her and that she's strong and determined," he said.
IDF troops and police who arrived moments later chased the man to a nearby greenhouse and attempted to detain him. When the suspect failed to halt when ordered, he was shot and killed.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Palestinian Terrorist Attempts to Kill Woman and 4 Small Children While They Sleep
Not sure what the military value here was, oh yeah, because there is none. It's just savage terrorism like the murderous attack on that family in Itamar. Luckily the woman and her children survived and there is one less terrorist to worry about: