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Israeli security forces detained terrorist who killed soldier near Jenin

Israeli security forces detained terrorist who killed soldier near Jenin

 Affected Countries: israel; palestine;

The Shin Bet security agency announced Sunday evening that they have arrested a terrorist who killed an IDF soldier last month.

The operation was carried out in conjunction with the military and Israel Police, the IDF said in a statement.

Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal, 21, was killed on May 12 when a rock was thrown at his head during an operation in the village of Yabed, west of Jenin.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised security forces for apprehending the terrorist, identified as Nazmi Abu Bakr, 49. The Shin Bet said he confessed to throwing the deadly rock from his home’s roof.

The prime minister said that he has ordered the military to raze the terrorist’s Yabed home.

“Anyone who tries to hurt us should know that we will get our hands on you sooner or later,” Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office.

Source: Israel Hayom

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