'Elimination of the terrorist did some good for the soul'

Father of Barkan attack victim explains family's fear that terrorist would be caught alive. 'We would've had to endure his smiles in court.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Victims of Barkan attack
Victims of Barkan attack
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Yehezkel, the father of Ziv Hajbi, who was murdered in the Barkan attack, expressed satisfaction this morning that the terrorist Ashraf Na’alwa, who murdered his son, was eliminated overnight during the operation to capture him.

"Our greatest fear was that they would catch him alive and then we would have to endure his smiles in court. His elimination did some good for the soul,” he said in an interview with Galei Tzahal.

Hajbi attacked lawmakers, adding, "They just tread water and do not do enough to prevent the next murder. All they are interested in is the coalition.”

After a two-month-long manhunt, the terrorist was killed Wednesday night in Shechem (Nablus) during a joint operation of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the IDF and the Israel Police.

According to the Shin Bet, Na'alwa was armed when the forces arrived at his hideout. During an attempt to arrest, an exchange of gunfire ensued, killing the terrorist.

The security forces had arrived at the hideout of the terrorist at the end of a long and arduous chase, which included interrogations of several suspects who assisted or were aware of Na'alwa's activities. Some of those detained have been put on trial. Their interrogation revealed that Na'alwa had planned to carry out another attack, which was prevented when he was located.




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