A special police force arrested a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank village of Tsurif Tuesday night. Army Radio reported that security forces had wanted the man for a decade.
Security forces said the man, Ibrahim Ranimat, was involved in a series of deadly terror attacks. Among these were the bombing in the Apropos Restaurant in Tel Aviv in 1997 in which three Israelis were killed, the kidnapping and murder of soldier Sharon Edri, and the shooting attack in which the senior medical officer of the Judea Brigade was murdered along with a medic who was with him in his car.
Ranimat was also suspected of involvement in additional attacks throughout Israel.