Categories: Military

Palestinian media outlets: Suspects arrested during manhunt for Ariel terrorist

Palestinian media outlets are reporting that IDF forces operating in Nablus have encircled the suspected home of the Ariel terrorist’s father. Clashes near Nablus were also reported.









IDF operating in Nablus (Archives) Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The manhunt after Abed al-Karim Adel Asi, the terrorist who murdered Itamar Ben-Gal in Ariel on Monday, continues into Tuesday. A Hamas-affiliated television network reported on Tuesday evening that large numbers of IDF forces operating inside Nablus have encircled the home of Adel Asi’s father on the eastern side of the city. According to local reports, the IDF forces recently left Nablus after arresting anywhere between four to seven Palestinian suspects.

Eye witnesses reported 15 Israeli military vehicles entering Nablus, after which they heard gun shots from the area of the encircled home. Clashes between Palestinians and IDF forces erupted in several areas within the city in response to the IDF operation. According to Palestinian reports, 20 rioters were arrested by Israeli security forces.

Dozens of Shin Bet and IDF personnel have been working since Monday as part of the manhunt after the Ariel terrorist. The task force is carrying out arrests and interrogations in order to piece together an overall picture regarding the whereabouts of the terrorist.

As reported earlier on Tuesday by JOL, authorities are still trying to figure out what made Abed al-Karim Adel Asi, 19, run towards Itamar Ben Gal, a father of four, and stab him mercilessly in the chest. According to a man who knew Asi from one of the facilities for unprivileged youth he had been through, Asi was well liked among the staff and the other teens. “When I heard the name, I was shocked,” the man said.

Judith Abramson

Share
Published by
Judith Abramson

Recent Posts

NYC Jew Beaten in Broad Daylight in

https://youtu.be/4v1UXU8zQxoA 62-year-old Jewish man walking to the synagogue in Boro Park, New York City was attacked and beaten by a…

13 mins ago

Vandalized Kindergarten with Swastika and “Death to The Jews”

A kindergarten in central Israel was vandalized yesterday, with the destruction of property. equipment and a swastika painted along with…

46 mins ago

Analysis: Testing Israel’s Patience

Friday, October 12, 2018, was particularly violent on the border of the Gaza Strip. Around 15,000 people participated in demonstrations…

1 hour ago

EU Calls for Investigation

The European Union urges the sides to the recent Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the Gaza Strip to investigate collateral murders of…

2 hours ago

Taking Back Hebron

Israeli government has approved the construction of the first in years residential quarter for Jewish settlers in the city of…

2 hours ago

Preventing Spread of Radical Islam

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Earlier on Sunday, the Israeli Prime Minister threatened "very painful blows" against Hamas amid another…

2 hours ago