Suspect in Havat Gilad murder arrested

Samaria: IDF forces arrest Arab suspected of assisting murderers of Rabbi Raziel Shevach near community of Havat Gilad.

Mordechai Sones ,

IDF forces last night
IDF forces last night
IDF Spokesman

Security forces continued intensive activity last night in the village of Burkin near the city of Jenin in Samaria to locate one of the suspects involved in the shooting attack near Havat Gilad, where Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered.

During the night, IDF forces arrested an associate suspected of collaboration in the attack.

In the wake of the lynching attempt and riot that developed after an Israeli civilian inadvertently entered the Abu Dis neighborhood bordering Jerusalem on Friday night, IDF forces, Border Police, Shin Bet, and Israel Police launched an operation in the village. Six Arabs suspected of participating in the disturbance were arrested.

During the operation, violent rioting broke out against the forces during which a grenade was thrown at the force. There were no casualties, but the Israeli's car was torched..

Abu Dis was designated part of Area B in the Oslo Accords, meaning it is self-governed except for security, which remains under IDF control. It was recently suggested as the capital of a proposed Palestinian Arab state because of its proximity to Jerusalem, but that option was forcefully rejected by Mahmoud Abbas.

During the night, IDF forces and the Israel Police arrested nine wanted terrorists suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, popular terror, and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces. They were taken for questioning.