Palestinian terrorist murders Israeli civilian

The terrorist attacked and killed Evyatar Borovsky at the Tapuah Junction; Border Police forces responded with fire, wounding the attacker

Date: 30/04/2013, 4:07 PM     Author: IDF Website

A Palestinian terrorist murdered an Israeli civilian this morning at the Tapuah Junction, near the community of Ariel, before being wounded by Border Police forces.

The attacker arrived at the Tapuah Junction and stabbed Evyatar Borovsky, a father of five from the community of Yitzhar, around 8:30 a.m. today. He then stole a gun from the victim and used it to shoot him.

Border Police forces in the area responded with fire, wounding the attacker. They then evacuated him to a hospital in Israel for treatment.

Evyatar Borovsky was pronounced dead at the scene. IDF forces arrived at the site of the attack and searched the area.

"The activity of the force was professional and fast," said Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brig. Gen. Tamir Yadai. "The incident is currently being investigated. We will know how to learn the lessons and we will hope for a better reality. This incident proves that even with the conditions that exist today, of relative quiet and security stability, under the surface there are many terrorists whom the IDF strikes day and night in order to defeat them."

Recent months have seen a spate of terror attacks carried out by Palestinians against Israelis in the Judea and Samaria region. In most of these cases, the terrorists have thrown rocks or firebombs, attempting to hurt or kill Israelis.

Earlier in April, IDF soldiers thwarted a potentially deadly terror attack at the Eliyahu crossing, after a Palestinian male arrived at the scene armed with armed with an improvised firearm, ammunition and a map of the crossing.