Murder with axe in Jordan Valley
An IDF reserve colonel Sariya Ofer was killed on Thursday night and his girlfriend wounded in an attack in the northern Jordan Valley region, an IDF spokesperson confirmed for The Jerusalem Post.The housing minister has called for the state to stop direct talks with the PLO, and they should.
According Ofer's partner, Monique Omer, the couple, both in their 50's, heard noises outside their home, located near the West Bank moshav Shadmot Mehola.
Upon leaving the house to investigate, the man was attacked and killed by what the woman said were two Palestinians wielding an ax and iron bars.
The two attackers reportedly tried to grab the woman as she fled from the scene and stopped a passing car on Route 90 to call security forces, Israel Radio reported.
Update: the victim's widow has spoken out, and 5 Muslims were arrested in connection with the crime.