IDF Arrests Senior Terror Commander of Iran-Backed Islamic Jihad

An Israeli security forces member stands guard at the site of a shooting attack near the Israeli police headquarters in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem on October 9, 2016. A shooting attack in Jerusalem left at least three people wounded, including two seriously, with the assailant killed by police, Israeli authorities …
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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – The IDF arrested one of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group’s senior commanders on Monday.

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency stated that PIJ commander Tariq Qa’adan was apprehended by the IDF in the Palestinian town of Arrabeh, southwest of Jenin, “for being a member of a terrorist group.”

Qa’adan was one of more than 1,000 Palestinian terrorists released in the October 2011 prisoner exchange deal with the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas that freed Israeli solider Gilad Shalit. In addition to Qa’adan, Israel arrested 13 Palestinian terror suspects in overnight raids.

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