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Dramatic Terror Arrest in Tel Aviv

Special Police and Shin Bet forces rappelled from rooftop to catch a terror suspect.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/15/2013, 11:47 AM

Yamam operation (file)
Yamam operation (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Maariv reported Friday about a dramatic arrest operation in central Tel Aviv that netted a terror suspect.

Special Yamam police and Shin Bet forces cooperated in the operation.

Intelligence regarding the presence in Tel Aviv of a terror activist reached the Shin Bet in the late evening hours Thursday. Large police forces sealed off central Tel Aviv.

The forces closed in on an apartment on the corner of Tchernichovsky and Rashi streets, near Dizengoff Center. At around midnight, Yamam forces rappelled from the building's roof with drawn weapons and burst into one of the apartments, arresting the suspect.

The Tel Aviv Police spokeswoman refused to comment on the story, but a senior police source confirmed to Maariv that the operation targeted a terrorist. He refused to add details on what the terrorist was doing in Tel Aviv.