West Bank –
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man they call the prime suspect of a rabbi's fatal shooting last month.
Israeli security service Shin Bet said it had shot dead Ahmad Nassar Jarrar during a raid on Tuesday (6/2) early morning local time in a building in the city of al-Yamun, near the West Bank town of Jenin.
The Shin Bet mentioned as reported by Iranian media, Press TV, Tuesday (6/2/2018), Israeli troops fired on Jarrar when the 22-year-old man left the building, carrying an M-16 assault rifle and a bag of explosives.
Rabbi or a Jewish priest named Raziel Shevach was shot dead near his home in Havat Gilad area, near the West Bank town of Nablus on January 9. Since then, Israeli troops launched a massive search operation in Jenin, Jarrar's home town. Israeli troops even destroyed the Palestinian man's house in an earlier attempt to arrest him.
Last month, Hessam Badran, a member of the Hamas Political Bureau praised the man responsible for killing the rabbi as a hero. According to him, the shooting incident was a natural reaction to the Israeli regime's atrocities against the Palestinians. He also called the shootings a slap in the face of the Israeli regime and a response to US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(ita / ita)