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Monday, August 16, 2004

Palestinian policeman killed Israeli in Itamar

Israel Defense Forces - The Official Website: "A Palestinian responsible for preventing terror attacks strikes an Israeli community

Yossef Ahmad Hassan Hanany, 29 years old from Beit-Furik, served in the operations branch of the Palestinian preventive intelligence service in Ramallah.

Friday, August 13, 2004, Hassan Hanany carried out a shooting attack near the Itamar community in the northern West Bank, murdering the civilian responsible for the security of the community.

Hanany arrived at the entrance gate of the community armed with a Kalashnikov Rifle and opened fire at Israeli civilian vehicles. The security chief of the community reached the location following the shooting and after fire exchange erupted between him and the terrorist, he was severely injured and later died of his wounds. The terrorist took the security chief's weapon, and tried to infiltrate the community in order to attack the residents of the community. Civilian security guards arrived at the scene, and after exchanges of fire, they killed the terrorist.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for the shooting attack. The dispatchers of Hassan Hanany were Ahmad Atta Ahmad Abu-Saltah, 25 years old from Balata refugee camp, and other Tanzim terrorists from the camp."