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Moshavnik Killed by Terrorist

A 65-year-old resident of Moshav Netivot in the Negev was fatally shot by a terrorist in Gaza early Monday morning. It was the second assault on Israelis in Gaza in the past week.

The victim, Moshe Jarussi, was buried Monday afternoon. Police detained several Jewish settlers in the area who attacked Arab workers after the killing.

Jerussi was shot in the stomach at close range while driving into Gaza with his son to pick up workers for his farm at about 5:30 a.m. local time. His assailant fled. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Ashkelon where he was pronounced dead on arrival.