A few weeks ago, it was widely reported that the IDF vaporized Ahmed Jarrar, the terrorist behind the murder of of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. At the time, I posted the palestinian reactions to illustrate just how they manipulate the truth.
The ringleader behind the Havat Gilad shooting, Ahmad Nasser Jarar, was killed early Tuesday morning, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency announced.
In a joint IDF, Shin Bet and Israeli Police operation, Jarar was shot by security forces when he came out of a building in which he was hiding in the northern West Bank village of Al-Yamun armed with an M-16 assault rifle and a bag of explosives.
No troops were injured during the operation.
He was a key cell member in the January 9th terror attack in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 32, a resident of the Havat Gilad outpost near Nablus, was murdered. Shevach was shot 22 times close to his home in a drive-by attack on Route 60. He was married with six children – four daughters and two sons – ages 11 to eight months.
According to the Shin Bet, their investigation indicated that the cell had been planning and had been involved in attempting to carry out additional terror attacks.
Over the course of the manhunt security forces carried out both covert and overt operations in the West Bank, arresting several other Palestinians. While their interrogation continues with the rest of the details are subject to a gag order.
The governor of Jenin on Tuesday morning officially announced Jarrar’s death during a military operation in al-Yamun.
Over the weekend security forces surrounded the village of Burqin west of Jenin in the northern West Bank and arrested five Palestinians, including three brothers from the Jarrar family. During the operation, one Palestinian teenager was killed and four others injured during clashes with troops.
Two weeks after the murder Israel Police’s YAMAM counter-terrorism unit led a 12-hour operation in which one Palestinian was killed and two others arrested and two YAMAM officers were wounded after an exchange of gunfire with the suspects.
During the operation Israeli troops demolished Ahmad Nasser Jarrar’s home as well as the adjacent home that belonged to his uncle and another two belonging to the Jarrar clan. While Jarrar was initially believed to have been killed in the demolition of the home, his body was not found inside the rubble by Palestinians.
Following the raid in Jenin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stated that Israel’s security establishment knows everything about the cell which carried out the attack and those who aided them.
On Tuesday morning Liberman congratulated the troops who carried out the joint operation, tweeting that “the account is closed.”
Well done IDF!
Now all in unison: You reap what you sow, and this sow has now met the reaper.