IDF Captures The Perpetratior Of The Givat Assaf Shooting, Brother Of The Ofra Terrorist


Israeli security forces early on Tuesday arrested a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out a deadly terror attack last month, ending a weeks-long manhunt.

Asem Barghouti is believed to have opened fire at a bus stop outside the Givat Assaf outpost near Ramallah on December 13, killing two soldiers stationed there and seriously injuring a third serviceman and a civilian woman.

Barghouti fled the scene after the attack, evading Israeli troops for almost a month before his capture in the village of Abu Shukheidim in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning, the Shin Bet security service said.

According to the Shin Bet, Barghouti also took part in another shooting attack on December 9 with his brother, Salih, in the town of Ofra, where seven Israelis, among them a seven-months pregnant woman, were injured. The woman, Shira Ish-Ran, delivered her child in an emergency operation, but the boy died a few days later.


Read more at Times of Israel.




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