IDF: Senior Tanzim leader arrested overnight Sunday in Bethlehem

A senior commander in Tanzim, the military wing of Fatah, was arrested during an overnight operation in Bethlehem, the IDF announced on Monday. Salaam Hamed al-Aviyat is suspected of planning and perpetrating multiple terror attacks against Israeli security forces, as well as Israeli civilians, the army said. Among his alleged acts of terror, al-Aviyat is suspected of helping to plan a car bomb attack on the Tunnel Road outside of Jerusalem in December, 2005. In addition, he is accused of staging multiple shooting attacks on civilian targets in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, attacking IDF troops, and recruiting terror operatives.