By Yoni Weiss | Hamodia
Monday, December 21, 2020
YERUSHALAYIM -Israel Police are investigating the cause of death of a woman in her 50s whose body was found early Monday morning in the Reihan Forest in the Shomron. The police and Shin Bet are reportedly pursuing whether the murder might have been a terrorist attack.
The woman, Mrs. Esther Horgan, Hy”d, was a resident of Tel Menashe, a town near the forest. Her body was found on the side of the road in the forest, marked by signs of violence. Her family reported her missing on Sunday. She leaves behind, lhbch”l, her husband, Binyamin, and six children. Her youngest child celebrated his bar mitzvah just three months ago.
IDF soldiers were called to the scene alongside police after the body was found.
The Shomron Regional Council referred to the incident as a terrorist attack.
“A dear woman, so full of kindness, goes out in the afternoon in the center of the State of Israel to exercise a minute away from her home, and is murdered by vile people in such a cruel way,” said the head of the Shomron Regional Council, Yossi Dagan. “I ask, what barbarians, like in the Middle Ages, what cruelty to hack the face of a 52-year-old woman with a rock in cold blood? What evil are we facing?”