Jihad member behind foiled terror attack killed, security officials say
Senior al-Quds Brigades commander believed to be behind Tuesday’s attempted terror attack in central Israel shot at close range by Border Guard officers, Shin Bet operatives operating in Jenin area; army officials say terrorist was involved in dozens of bombing attacks against IDF troops, manufactured high-quality explosive devices
A senior Islamic Jihad member believed to be behind Tuesday’s foiled suicide terror attack in central Israel was killed by disguised Border Guard officers and Shin Bet operatives in Jenin.
Mahmoud Abu Abid was shot at close range Wednesday morning after the security establishment received intelligence information on his whereabouts. No injuries were reported among the soldiers.
Security establishment officials said Abu Abid recruited suicide bombers, manufactured high quality explosive devices, and was involved in dozens of bombing attacks against IDF forces in the Jenin area.
The killing came just hours after the arrest of a Palestinian suspect following intelligence information on a terrorist who had already infiltrated into Israel and was planning to carry out a suicide bombing attack in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
The Tel Aviv District Police declared a heightened state of alert and roadblocks were set up in and around the cities in the region. Detailed Shin Bet intelligence information led forces to an apartment in the city of Bat Yam, located south of Tel Aviv, where the cell was hiding.
Forces raided the apartment, capturing the bomber and several accomplices.
Ali Waked contributed to the report