Report: IDF surrounds family home of Barkan terrorist

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November 7, 2018 14:52
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Report: IDF surrounds family home of Barkan terrorist

IDF Forces surround house of Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa. (photo credit: PALESTINIAN MEDIA)


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Israeli troops surrounded the family home of the Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deadly shooting attack in the Barkan industrial zone last month, Palestinian media reported Wednesday afternoon.

In early October 23 year-old Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot dead Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Ha’ayin, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon Lezion. He is also suspected of shooting a third woman, seriously injuring her.

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According to Palestinian official news agency WAFA, a large number of IDF troops surrounded the Na’alwa family home in the West Bank village of Tulkarm, firing stun grenades and breaking down the doors of the home in order to enter.

While WAFA reported that none of the Na'alwa family was inside the two-story home at the time of the raid, unconfirmed reports from Israeli media said that his sister was detained during the raid.  Na'alwa’s father, Walid, was detained by Israeli security troops during a predawn raid in the village.
The raid comes a day after  the Head of the IDF’s Central Command, Maj.-Gen. Nadav Padan issued the demolition orders for the basement and ground floor of the family home.

The Border Police’s counter-terrorism Yamam unit; troops from the IDF’s elite Duvdevan, Lotar and Oketz units; and Shin Bet forces have been searching for over a month for Na’alwa, who fled the scene of the attack with the  Carl-Gustav weapon he used to shoot Levengrond-Yehezkel and Hagbi.

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