Israeli security forces have apprehended an alleged accomplice to the Tel Aviv terrorist Nashat Milhem, in Arara, where he hid out for a week before finally being caught and killed in a shootout on Friday.
The man was arrested on Sunday at his apartment in Arara during a raid and search by investigators looking for clues to Milhem’s motive as well as possible incriminating evidence. To date, it has still not been determined whether the killings were intended as acts of terror.
Closed-circuit security cameras captured footage of investigators forcibly escorting the suspect into an unmarked police van at the scene.
Meanwhile, the Israeli authorities were delaying the return of his body to the family for burial, following a directive issued by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Army Radio reported on Sunday.
An aide to Erdan said that the delay was a means to prevent the use of Milhem’s body as a means of incitement against the state during his funeral.
Milhem’s father and brother were released to house arrest on Sunday, after additional interrogation about their suspected role in hiding the killer.