Palestinian Authority police officers stand guard in the West Bank [File].
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Early Sunday morning in Nablus’s old city, the Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF) arrested Ali and Wael Halawa, who are suspected of shooting and killing two PASF officers last week, according to PASF Spokesman Adnan al-Damiri.
“This morning [the PASF] arrested the two most dangerous [individuals], who shot and killed two members of the security services, Shibli Bani Shamsa and Mahmoud Taraira,” Damiri told reporters at the Government Press Center in Ramallah.
Damiri added that the two arrested individuals come from a network of 11 individuals, of which six still remain at large, and vowed that the PASF will not stop working until it arrests the entire network.
“There are still six [at large]. These six will not allow us to rest and we will not leave the area [Nablus’s old city] until they are brought to justice,” he said.
The PASF spokesman also said that the PASF confiscated a number of weapons including M16s, anti-tank rifle grenades, and magazines with Hebrew inscriptions. He claimed that many of the weapons come from Israel.
Last week, gunmen and the PASF clashed
a couple of times in Nablus’s old city, leading to the death of two PASF officers and two gunmen.