Israeli security forces have shot and killed Nashat Melhem, an Israeli Arab terrorist who had been on the run for a week after killing three people in Tel Aviv.
After an intense manhunt, Shin Bet and YAMAM counterterrorism agents tracked Melhem to the Wadi Ara mosque, in his hometown of Arara, where he was hiding.
As the security forces approached the mosque, Melhem tried firing on them with the same weapon that he had used on Jan. 1 to kill two Jews in Tel Aviv and an Arab cab driver in Tel Aviv. According to Shin Bet, the security forces returned fire, killing Melhem. Baruch Hashem, no security forces were hurt.