IDF nabs wanted Aksa terrorist in Nablus

Army says man carried out string of shootings, killed man suspected of collaborating with Israel.

IDF arrests terror suspects 248.88 (photo credit: AP)
IDF arrests terror suspects 248.88
(photo credit: AP)
An Aksa Martyrs Brigade terrorist wanted for a string of attacks was arrested by IDF special forces overnight Thursday in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus, the army said. Mahmoud Rashad Abu Kishak, whose arrest came in a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, had been wanted by security forces over attacks he perpetrated both in recent years and during the Second Intifada, said the military. The IDF said that the attacks included a March 2001 shooting in Yitzhar, which seriously wounded Samaria Council security officer Gilad Zar (who was killed in another shooting attack outside Kedumim in May that year.) The army added that Abu Kishak also perpetrated numerous shooting attacks on IDF troops in Nablus over the last few years, and killed a resident of the West Bank town who was suspected of collaborating with Israel. The army said that more recently, Abu Kishak was involved in arms dealing and forged ties with other terrorists who plotted attacks on soldiers, and who have subsequently been arrested. In other military activity in the West Bank overnight Thursday, troops arrested a Palestinian terror suspect near Ramallah.