Israeli settlers of Friday (14 June) mourned two of the three women killed by Arab guerrillas at Kibbutz Shamir the previous day.
Israeli settlers of Friday (14 June) mourned two of the three women killed by Arab guerrillas at Kibbutz Shamir the previous day. They were shot down by four guerrillas seeking hostages to barter for the release of detained Palestinians.
The two Israeli women were 60-year-old Shoshani Galili, wife of a correspondent of the Israeli news agency Itim, and 30-year-old Edna Mor, the mother of an eight-year-old child and four months pregnant.
They were apparently surprised and shot as the guerrillas first entered the kibbutz.
It was in a subsequent exchange of fire that the guerrillas killed their third victim, New Zealander Judith Sinto, whose body is being flown back to her home in Auckland.
Absorption Minister Shlomo Rosen, representing the government at the funeral, praised the people of the kibbutz for their quick action in taking up arms and fighting off the guerrillas -- all four were killed in a gun battle before security forces arrived.