Israeli security forces find and kill Havat Gilad terrorist
[Jerusalem Post] The ringleader behind the Havat Gilad shooting, Ahmad Nasser Jarar, was killed early Tuesday morning, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency announced.
In a joint IDF, Shin Bet and Israeli Police operation, Jarar was shot by security forces when he came out of a building in which he was hiding in the northern West Bank village of Al-Yamun armed with an M-16 assault rifle and a bag of explosives.
No troops were injured during the operation.
He was a key cell member in the January 9th terror attack in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 32, a resident of the Havat Gilad outpost near Nablus, was murdered. Shevach was shot 22 times close to his home in a drive-by attack on Route 60. He was married with six children ‐ four daughters and two sons ‐ ages 11 to eight months.
Hamas has praised the attack and said that Jarrar was a member of its military wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades. Jarrar’s father, Nasser Jarrar, was a senior Hamas commander in the West Bank who was imprisoned by Israel for planning one of Hamas’s first suicide bus bombings in 1994 and was killed by Israeli troops in 2002.
According to the Shin Bet, their investigation indicated that the cell had been planning and had been involved in attempting to carry out additional terror attacks.
Over the weekend, security forces surrounded the village of Burqin west of Jenin in the northern West Bank and arrested five Palestinians, including three brothers from the Jarrar family. During the operation, one Palestinian teenager was killed and four others injured during clashes with troops.
Two weeks after the murder, Israel Police’s YAMAM counter-terrorism unit led a 12-hour operation in which one Palestinian was killed and two others arrested and two YAMAM officers were wounded after an exchange of gunfire with the suspects.
During the operation, Israeli troops demolished Ahmad Nasser Jarrar’s home as well as the adjacent home that belonged to his uncle and another two belonging to the Jarrar clan. While Jarrar was initially believed to have been killed in the demolition of the home, his body was not found inside the rubble by Palestinians.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2018-02-06