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 A student at an Israeli yeshiva, or religious school, is reflected in the bullet-riddled window near where three Orthodox Jewish students were killed Tuesday night by a Palestinian gunman. 

  May 29 — 02/Wed 

      In an attack Tuesday night, a Palestinian gunman shot and killed three Israeli teen-agers at an Orthodox Jewish boarding school in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, near the Palestinian city of Nablus.
     The victims were identified as Gilad Steinitz, 14; Avraham Siton, 17,  and Netanel Riahi, 17. 
     The attacker died after the settlement’s security officer and its junior high school principal Nitzan Yamini,  a reserve paratroop officer, shot him. Yamini told Israeli Army Radio he had recently taken to sleeping with his M16 assault rifle next to his bed.