IDF Arrests Islamic Jihad Head in Nablus
Thursday 29/03/2007 10:38
Muhammad Kitaneh, the head of the Islamic Jihad in Nablus, was arrested
before dawn Thursday during an IDF operation in Judea and Samaria. While
searching the building where Kitaneh was located, IDF soldiers discovered a
handgun and two matching magazines. Kitaneh has been transferred to the
custody of the General Security Service for questioning.
In addition, the IDF arrested 14 more wanted terrorists. In Tulkarm, a Hamas
operative was detained while in Kafr a-Dik, southeast of Qalqilyah, two
Tanzim activists were arrested. In Mizra a-Nobni, northeast of Ramallah, IDF
troops nabbed a Hamas member. Meanwhile, in Anta, southeast of Ramallah, a
wanted Hamas operative was arrested. In Abu Dis, northeast of Bethlehem, two
wanted terrorists were taken into IDF custody. Three more operatives were
arrested in Hebron. IDF troops operating in Dura, southwest of Hebron,
arrested one operative. In Rashida, northeast of Hebron, another operative
was arrested. Finally, in Tzurif, southwest of Bethlehem, the IDF uncovered
and confiscated a hunting rifle.
IDF soldiers operating in Mutalat Shahida, south of Jenin, came under fire.
The troops identified an armed terrorist on the roof of one of the buildings
nearby and opened fire in his direction. No damage or casualties from our
forces was reported.