Israeli security forces have located and killed Omar Abu Laila, the Palestinian terrorist who killed two Israelis and wounded a third in an attack on Sunday in the Ariel area of the West Bank.
Abu Laila was found in the Abwein village near Ramallah after a two-day search. According to the security agency Shin Bet, the terrorist was neutralized after he shot at the security forces surrounding his location.
Israeli troops have been searching for Abu Laila since Sunday. The 19-year-old terrorist had stabbed and killed an Israeli soldier, stealing his weapon and firing on passing vehicles, killing Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, father of 12 children, and wounding an Israeli soldier.
Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated the security forces for killing the terrorist and said that “Israel’s long arm will reach out to all those who harm our citizens and soldiers.