Palestinian Media: Israeli Security Forces Arrest Brother, Cousin of Fugitive Terrorist

Israeli security forces stand next to Palestinian terrorists Zakaria Zubeidi and Mahmoud al-Arda after they were arrested following their escape from Gilboa Prison, in the Israeli village of Umm al-Ghanam, Sept. 11. (Israeli Police)

Palestinian media reported the arrests of the brother and cousin of fugitive terrorist Iham Kamamji early on Monday morning by Israeli security forces. They said that Kamamji’s brother Emad, a Jenin resident, had been arrested, as well as his cousin Qaysar, who hails from the nearby town of Kufr Dan.

Security forces also reportedly conducted searches in Yamun, Araqah, Ya’bad and Dan, near Jenin.

A high-ranking commander in the Hamas terror group’s West Bank division was also said to be arrested overnight Sunday: Yousef al-Laham, a Beit Lechem resident. In total, some 15 Palestinians had been arrested by Monday morning in connection with the fugitives, according to Palestinian media.

The Shin Bet did not respond to a request for comment.

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