Ya’acov (Kobi) Zaga, 40, of Avnei Hefetz in Samaria, was murdered and his daughter Hanni, 14, suffered moderate gunshot wounds when a terrorist infiltrated the community shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. Sources in the Shin Bet confirmed that the terrorist was released last week from a military prison. “The father went out the front of the house. He was armed with a gun and circled to the back of the house where he confronted the terrorist,” said a security source.
Update: The terrorist was an 18-year-old resident of nearby PA-controlled Tul Karem who was released only four days ago from General Security Service custody. Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad have claimed responsibility for the fatal attack.