Released for publication: Through a joint effort by the Shabak, IDF and the Yamam unit of the police, the terrorist Ahmad Nasser Jarar was located and eliminated early Tuesday morning, in an operation that took place in Jenin.
Jarar was the key member of the terror cell in the Havat Gilad terror attack, in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six, was murdered, on January 9, 2018.
Jarar personally participated in the murderous terror attack.
During the attempt to arrest him, Jarrar emerged armed from the structure in Yamoun in which he was hiding and was shot by the security forces. An M-16 and a pack with explosives were discovered on his person. There were no injuries to our forces.
Jarar was the remaining terrorist from the cell who had not yet been captured.
The ISA (Shabak) investigation of detained cell members has revealed that the cell was involved in other attempts to carry out and plan terrorist attacks. The investigation is continuing; a gag order has been placed on further details.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said this morning:
“I praise the security forces for the determined and complex operation they carried out last night to apprehend the terrorist, who was ultimately eliminated. Several days ago I told Rabbi Raziel Shevach’s widow that we would catch the murderers and last night the mission was completed.
The security forces will catch whoever tries to attack Israeli citizens and we will deal with them to the fullest extent of the law. So it will be with the murderers of Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal.”