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Kidnapping and murder of Yaron Chen
Location Rama intersection near Ramallah, West Bank
Date August 5, 1993
Attack type
Kidnapping, Shooting attack
Deaths 1 Israeli soldier (Yaron Chen)
Perpetrator Hamas claimed responsibility

The Kidnapping and murder of Yaron Chen was a kidnapping and murder attack on August 5, 1993, in which Hamas militants abducted and murdered Israeli soldier Yaron Chen.

The attack[]

On Thursday, August 5, 1993, the 20-year-old private Yaron Chen, who was on his way home from a military base, was hitchhiking at the Rama intersection near Arab east Jerusalem. Chen was picked up by a white Fiat van with an Israeli license plate.[1] Another soldier reported seeing Chen struggling with three Palestinians who drove a white Fiat car.[2]

Chen was shot to death shortly afterwards while struggling with his abductors.[3][4]

Hamas publicized its abduction and murder of Chen.[5] Chen's body was found before dawn in the burnt-out charred white Fiat van in the village of Beitunia in the West Bank.[1]

Conviction of assailant; release in Shalit exchange[]

Fahed Sabri Barhan al-Shaludi was originally sentenced to a life sentence. On October 18, 2011, he was released to Gaza as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas.[6][7]

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Helm (August 7, 1993). "World News | Latest World News and Events". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/three-soldiers-die-in-west-bank-attacks-1459648.html. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  2. ".". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. August 6, 1993. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZA0kAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_tAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5222,3137366. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  3. Islamic terror abductions in the Middle East, Shaul Shay, Sussex Academic Press, 2007, pp. 31–32.
  4. Terrorism, 1992–1995: a chronology of events and a selectively annotated bibliography, Mickolus, Edward F, Susan L. Simmons, ABC-CLIO, 1997, p. 461.
  5. The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey Into the World of the Suicide Bomber, Anne Marie Oliver, Paul F. Steinberg, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 34–5.
  6. "שרות בתי הסוהר". Shabas.gov.il. http://www.shabas.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/09ED13AD-30EB-4F28-8FEA-7A9EDB0F9119/0/listeng1.xls. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  7. Names of prisoners in Shalit deal trickle through Arab media, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4134795,00.html

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