PA Agrees to Cooperate in Manhunt for Tel Aviv Shooting Suspect, Says Official

Haim Zach / GPO via Getty Images
Haim Zach / GPO via Getty Images

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Israel has asked the Palestinian Authority security forces to help find Nashat Milhem – wanted for the murder of three people in a shooting spree in Tel Aviv last Friday – a Palestinian security official in Ramallah said on Thursday.

The confirmation came as the manhunt for Milhem reached its seventh day, and police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) moved their search from the Tel Aviv area to Wadi Ara and the northern Triangle area, with searches focused for the second straight day largely on the village of Baka al-Gharbiya.

The more time goes by the more evident it becomes that Milhem is receiving assistance from someone.

The official said that the Israeli request was received earlier this week. He said it remains unclear whether the suspect was hiding in PA-controlled territories.

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