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2002 Metzer attack
Part of Second Intifada
Location Kibbutz (community) Metzer, Israel
Date November 10, 2002
Attack type
Deaths 5 Israeli civilians
Perpetrators Lone Palestinian militant (Sirhan Sirhan). The Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility

On 10 November 2002 Israeli Kibbutz (community) Metzer was infiltrated by a Palestinian terrorist, Sirhan Sirhan, who murdered 5 residents.


The Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades claim to have carried out the attack.[1]


The attacker murdered filmmaker Revital Ohayoun, 34, and her two young children (Matan, 5, and Noam, 4), who were killed in their beds.[2] Tirza Damari, 42, and Yitzhak Drori, 44, the kibbutz secretary, who was responding to the gunfire.[1][3]


Sirhan Sirhan (Arabic: سرحان سرحان, died 2003) was a Palestinian responsible for an attack on the Israeli Kibbutz (community) Metzer on November 10, 2002, in which he killed five Israeli civilians, including [4][5] He was reportedly a member of Tanzim, an armed wing of Fatah. Despite initial claims to the contrary, he was not related to Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian American Christian who assassinated United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

The perpetrator was located and killed a year later by the Yamam.[2]

His house was demolished on December 19, 2002, by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). On October 3, 2003, Sirhan was killed by Yamam, an IDF counter-terrorism unit, during an attempt to arrest him.[6]

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