Terror Cell Raided in Shooting of IDF Soldier

YERUSHALAYIM -

It was cleared for publication on Sunday that Israeli security forces captured the terrorist cell that carried out a shooting attack last Wednesday which left an IDF soldier lightly wounded.

The three-man cell was based in Danaba, near Tulkarem in the Shomron. The arrest operation took place on Friday, a collaborative effort of the IDF and Shin Bet.

Amar Anbatz, 27, who served time in an Israeli prison for terrorist activity in 2008, and Samer A-Haq, 30, are accused of the shooting. The third cell member, Ala’a Barkawi, a 32-year-old member of the Palestinian Authority intelligence services, was described as an accomplice who helped Anbatz and A-Haq make their escape and hide their weapons.

All three have been handed over to the Shin Bet for interrogation.

It is the second terror cell uncovered in Tulkarem in recent days.