(JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces reserve colonel Sariya Ofer was killed Thursday night in the Jordan Valley village of Brosh Habika in a suspected terrorist attack.
Ofer was reportedly beaten by at least two Palestinian men wielding iron bars and axes. His wife, Monique, sustained minor injuries.
“They were beaten with blunt instruments,” Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
The attackers escaped while Ofer’s wife, Monique, ran to Route 90 to flag down help for the couple. “No one will rest until the trails of the murderers are uncovered and the whole picture becomes clear,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said in a statement. The PA did not denounce the attack.