Terrorists Murder Two Policemen

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CBNNews.com - Two Israeli policemen were shot to death while patrolling Route 90 in the Jordan Valley.

The men were identified as David Rabinowitz and Yehezkel Ramzamker.

One possible scenario emerging from the investigation is that Palestinian terrorists who carried out the attack lured the policemen by pretending to have a flat tire, then shot them when they stopped to help.

The other possibility is that the terrorists pulled up alongside and fired at the policemen at close range, causing the driver to lose control of the car, which flipped over.

"The two were killed by gunshots and the main suspicion points to a nationalistic motive," police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

The shooting took place near the Jewish community of Masua in the Jordan Valley, southeast of the PA- (Palestinian Authority) controlled city of Nablus (biblical Shechem), not far from the Israeli city of Ariel.

An organization identifying itself as the "Imad Mughniyeh Group" (named after Lebanese-based Hezbollah deputy commander killed by a car bomb in February 2008) called the French news agency AFP to claim responsibility for the attack, according to Israel Radio.

Hezbollah blamed Israel for Mughniyeh's death, though Israel denied the accusations.

Mughniyeh's widow said Syria was responsible for the targeted killing.

Sources: Haaretz, YNet news

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