We got our man.
Bonus: Appropriate surname, Batman!
A Hamas terrorist who killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting attack earlier this month was killed during an IDF arrest raid near Hebron Tuesday.
In a victory for Israeli security and defense forces, a joint Shin Bet security agency, IDF and police investigation uncovered the Hamas terrorist cell responsible for the murder of rabbi Michael Mark, who was murdered on July 1 as he traveled on Route 60 with his family near the settlement of Otniel.
Mark’s wife, Hava, was seriously wounded in the attack and remains hospitalized. Two of his children were also hurt.
The investigation and concurrent manhunt culminated Tuesday night with the shooting of Mohammad al-Fakih, 29, in an exchange of fire in the Palestinian village of Surif, near Hebron. Fakih is believed to have perpetrated the shooting. The driver, Mohammed Majid Amaira, was arrested several weeks ago. A number of additional accomplices are also in custody.
The Islamist group Hamas identified Fakih as a member of its armed wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The house in which Fakih was hiding was damaged during the clash and then demolished by an Israeli bulldozer.
Here’s a picture of the now dead Hamashole. He’s gone from “I’m too sexy for my cat” to “I’m too sexy for the worms.”
You reap what you sow, and this sow has now met the reaper.