Family Of Five killed In Suspected Terrorist Attack At Their Home In Itamar Settlement

According to police the suspect broke into a home in Itamar armed with a knife and killed the family of five people including parents and three children.

Family Of Five killed In Suspected Terrorist Attack At Their Home In Itamar Settlement

According to police the suspect broke into a home in Itamar armed with a knife and killed the family of five people including parents and three children.

An Israeli  family of five was killed Friday night when a suspected terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death.

According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed the mother, father and three children, aged 11, three and a three-month-old baby.

Magen David Adom rescue services arrived at the scene and found them all dead.

Extensive police forces and Israel Defense Forces are scanning the area for the suspect.

Initial investigation found that the family's 12-year-old daughter managed to escape the house with her two younger brothers and ran to the neighbors' house to get help.

In 2002 a terrorist broke into the home of teh Shabo family in Itamar and shot the mother, Rachel, in the back. Then he shot Zvi, 13, and Avishai, 5, also in the back. After that, Neria, 16, was also shot dead.

The terrorist climbed up from the valley and without even cutting it, simply trampled down the fence. First he approached the neighbors' house but the dog began barking and he turned instead to the Shabo family's home. They were among the settlement's founders. Boaz, the father, a printer by profession, was not at home. The older children - Yariv, 17, and Atara, 15 - were also out, visiting friends.

Thirteen-year-old Aviah, who was wounded, told the doctor who attended her in the hospital that she had heard her mother shout out in pain and then all was quiet.

Haaretz