November 17th, 2005
BACKGROUND INFORMATION [Distributed by the IDF Spokesperson]
Attributed to "security sources"
Senior Tanzim operative Ahmed Sabar Mahmud Abhara killed in arrest
attempt near Jenin
In a joint IDF, Border Police and ISA operation in the area of the
village of Yamun near Jenin a Border Police force set up a roadblock in
the area of Yamun to arrest two armed wanted Palestinians who were
traveling in a private vehicle. The soldiers at the roadblock signaled
for the vehicle to stop but it accelerated and bypassed the roadblock as
the wanted men attempted to escape the force, as they were passing the
roadblock one of the wanted men pulled out a handgun and aimed it at the
force. The force opened fire in response, killing the two men.
Ahmed Sabar Mahmud Abhara, 20, a resident of the village of Yamun, is
one of the senior Tanzim operatives in the area. He also collaborated
with Islamic Jihad terrorists in the region. Abhara was additionally
involved in arms dealing and was a former member of a Jenin based cell
which manufactured projectile missiles.
Ahmed Abhara collaborated with senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Ibrahim
Warad Abhara - who was killed in July 2005 in an exchange of fire with
IDF forces. Following Ibrahim Abhara's death, Ahmed Abhara moved up in
the ranks of the infrastructure and became a more dominant factor,
directing terror attacks and arms dealing.
Mahmud Jamal Mujamed Zaid, 20, a resident of the village of Yamun was
killed with Ahmed Abhara. He is known to have been a Tanzim operative