IDF arrests wanted PFLP fugitive in Bethlehem

December 4, 2006 12:37


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The IDF, in conjunction with the Shin Bet, arrested a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Bethlehem on Monday. Mahmoud Fanoun, 59, the head of the PFLP in Bethlehem, has been wanted by Israeli security services since 2001. Fanoun, who was deported to Jordan in the late 80s and returned to Israel in 1996, has been responsible for a number of terror attacks, as well as supplying weapons to other terror groups in the West Bank. He also held diplomatic positions in the PFLP movement and most recently ran for the Palestinian parliament in last January's elections, but lost.

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