Evyatar Borovsky 370.
(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
The Samaria Military Court on Wednesday indicted Palestinian Salam Zagal for the
murder of an Israeli stabbed to death at the Tapuah junction in late
The victim, Evyatar Borovsky from the Yitzhar settlement, was
married and a father of five.
Zagal is accused of going to the Tapuah
junction in the northern West Bank on the morning of April 30 armed with a
knife, and mortally stabbing Borovsky as he waited for a ride.
grabbed Borovsky’s pistol and tried to flee, while firing shots at Border Police
officers closing in on him, according to the indictment. Zagal was shot and
moderately wounded, and then arrested.
Zagal, from Shufa near Tulkarm,
was released from prison seven months ago after serving time for
His brother is serving a sentence in a Palestinian
Authority prison for allegedly collaborating with Israel, and it is suspected
that Zagal stabbed Borovsky to “return honor” to the family
Borovsky’s murder triggered riots and violence by settlers toward
Palestinians in the West Bank, and his name has been spray-painted several times
by “price tag” vandals.