IDF warns: We'll punish anyone who aids Barkan terrorist

The IDF asserted in the leaflets that anyone who aids the terrorist will be subject to punitive measures by Israel.

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October 18, 2018 12:07
West Bank

IDF operation in West Bank. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

IDF forces posted flyers and distributed leaflets during a nighttime operation on Wednesday in Tulkarm, warning residents against assisting Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, the Palestinian assailant who carried out the deadly terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, Palestinian media reported.

Na’alwa has been on the run since killing Israeli citizens Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajb in the October 7 attack.

“Anyone who aids the wanted person will be subject to legal consequences,” the leaflets announced, with repercussions including long-term imprisonment, house demolition, and the revocation of all permits and those of related family. “We will not hesitate to punish anyone who helps the wanted person.”

As part of the IDF operation, a loudspeaker broadcast called on Na’alwa to immediately hand himself over to security forces, according to this report.

Earlier this week, the IDF informed Na’alwa’s family that their home in the village of Shweika would be demolished.

Last week, IDF security forces searched the village using unmanned aerial vehicles to locate the terrorist, according to Palestinian reports. The security forces are also conducting searches in Nablus and the Palestinian villages in the northern West Bank.


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