Senior Islamic Jihad terrorist nabbed near Jenin

IDF: Man tried to transport 400-kg bomb into Israeli city in 2002, was part of cell that bombed Stage club.

Jenin raid 224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
Jenin raid 224.88
(photo credit: AP [file])
A top Islamic Jihad terrorist, who was responsible for attempting to transport a car carrying 400 kilograms of explosives into an Israeli city in September 2002, was arrested near Jenin in a joint IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Salim Sayoud, 32, was a member of the Islamic Jihad terror infrastructure in northern Samaria. His attempt to transport the explosives at the time was foiled by Border Police at a roadblock. The IDF called Sayoud's capture "significant," adding that the Islamic Jihad member was a prominent member of a terror cell behind the bombing of the Stage nightclub in Tel Aviv in February 2005 and two suicide bombing attacks at the Netanya mall in July and December 2005. Each of the attacks killed five Israelis. Overnight Tuesday, IDF troops arrested four Palestinian terror suspects in the West Bank, the army said. The suspects were nabbed in Palestinian villages near Nablus, Jenin and Ramallah. Soldiers also apprehended a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones at troops in Jenin.