The terrorist who carried out a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning has been arrested, the IDF, Israel Border Police and the Shin Bet stated in a joint release on Wednesday morning.
Overnight on Tuesday, IDF soldiers, Israel Border Police officers and Shin Bet security agents entered the West Bank city of Nablus in a joint operation to apprehend the perpetrator of the attack.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, is said to be a minor and a resident of the Askar Refugee Camp near Nablus.
"I told the Israel Police commanders yesterday that we trust them to capture this vile terrorist dead or alive, and I'm glad they did it in less than 24 hours."National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir
He has been transferred for further investigation, the joint statement reported, and no injuries were sustained to Israeli forces during the raid.
On Tuesday morning, two men were moderately wounded in a shooting terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood near a Border Police base. The two injured men - aged 48 and 50 - were moderately injured and are currently being treated in Hadassah-University Medical Center on Mount Scopus and Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
The victim who was taken to Hadassah-University Medical Center on Mount Scopus was released from the hospital on Wednesday, Prof. Hagai Maza, director of the surgery department said. According to him, the man was hit by a bullet that penetrated through the arm into the chest and the hospital team was able to remove the bullet safely.
The two men, both ultra-Orthodox, were driving back from morning prayers when they were shot at by the suspect who then fled the scene on foot, abandoning his gun near the scene of the attack.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir thanked the Israeli security forces for apprehending the terrorist, saying: "I told the Israel Police commanders yesterday that we trust them to capture this vile terrorist dead or alive, and I'm glad they did it in less than 24 hours.
"The State of Israel will find all the despicable terrorists and bring them to justice."
This is a developing story.