Swift retribution this time. Unfortunately its not always that way:Â
Army kills top Jihad operative in Jenin
ap and jpost.com staff, THE JERUSALEM POSTÂ Feb. 21, 2007
IDF troops on Wednesday shot and killed the leader of the Islamic Jihad
group in Jenin who, defense sources say, was responsible for Tuesday’s
attempted suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
Mahmoud Abu Abait, 24, was traveling in a car in the center of Jenin
when undercover IDF soldiers shot and killed him, the witnesses said.
An Israeli combat helicopter was seen in the area at the time, they
According to Army Radio, defense sources said the would-be bomber who
was arrested in Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening admitted during his
interrogation that Abait was the one who had sent him on the mission
and supplied him with the homemade explosives he was carrying.
On Tuesday, Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombing
attempt. The bomber was from the Jenin area.
Overnight Tuesday, IDF troops also arrested three more wanted Islamic
Jihad operatives during the Jenin operation. They also arrested a
member of Hamas in Hebron.
IMRA – Independent Media Review and Analysis