IDF officials estimate that the body found in a deserted wadi in the Ramallah area is that of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri of the Itamar settlement.
Asheri was kidnapped early this week by the Popular Resistance Committees. Palestinian sources told Ynet that a large IDF forces arrived at the wadi and located the body in a vehicle – apparently after receiving intelligence information. The body was then transfered by ambulance to army base Ofer for identification.
Elsewhere Wednesday, an Israeli motorist was the target of a shooting attack by Arab terrorists while driving through Hawara, in Samaria. The attack occurred near a local gas station. No injuries were reported.
Three Arabs were killed in Khan Younis, in Gaza, when a bomb they were constructing in a residential house blew up ahead of schedule. Another such “work accident” took place Tuesday inside an Arab car in Gaza City, killing one.
The Red Dawn missile alert system sounded Wednesday evening in the western Negev as two more Kassam rockets were fired toward Jewish towns in the region. None of the rockets hit any residential areas.
In Kiryat Arba, near Hevron, residents blocked the main highway to Arab traffic in protest of the fact that PA residents continue to travel freely on Israeli-built bypass roads despite the wave of terror attacks and kidnappings, while Jewish residents are being told to refrain from hitchhiking outside their communities. In Kedumim, in the Shomron, residents also blocked the road to Arab traffic.