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Israel arrests 13 Palestinians on suspicion of being behind a
shooting attack on an IDF force in Ramallah on Jan. 20 • Kalashnikov
used in the attack was given to the terrorists by an officer in the
Palestinian intelligence service.
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Israel Defense Forces
recently arrested 13 Palestinians on suspicion of being behind a
shooting attack on an IDF force in Ramallah on Jan. 20, the security
service said in a statement Monday.
There were no casualties during the shooting attack at the Am´ari
refugee camp in Ramallah, but some damage was caused to a military
Among those arrested are some employees of the Red Crescent, the
Palestinian Red Cross, in Ramallah, one of whom also served as a
goalie in the Palestinian Olympic soccer team.
It was also revealed by the Shin Bet that one of the weapons used in
the attack, a Kalashnikov, was given to the terrorists by an officer
in the Palestinian intelligence service, which oversees employees of
the Red Crescent.
The 13 suspects who were arrested, all residents of the Am´ari
refugee camp, revealed in their interrogations that they took part in
extensive activities against IDF forces guarding the security fence.
The main suspects linked to the shooting attack at the IDF force in
Salah Bararel, born in 1989, a resident of Am’ari, affiliated with
Hamas, employed as a guard at the Red Crescent.
Omar Abu Ravis, born in 1989, a resident of Am’ari, affiliated with
Hamas, employed at the Red Crescent in Ramallah, is also the goalie
of the Palestinian Olympic soccer team.
Fuad Ousha, born in 1989, a resident of Am’ari; barber shop owner (in
custody of Palestinian security forces).
Ahmed Khattab, born in 1989, a resident of Am’ari, worked as a guard
at the Red Crescent.
Manzar Abbas, born in 1971, a resident of Am’ari, served as an
officer in Palestinian intelligence in Ramallah, was in charge of Red
Crescent guards, and is believed to have been a weapons dealer.
During an interrogation of the suspects, it was revealed that Salah
Bararel and Omar Abu Ravis used two Kalashnikov rifles, which Ravis
received from his friend Manzar Abbas two months earlier, to carry
out the attack.
Fuad Ousha acted as a lookout during the attack.
After the attack, the shooters left the rifles inside a bag in an
abandoned house, and allegedly planned to transfer them to a new
hiding spot the next day. Eventually, Omar Abu Ravis gave the
weapons, in the bag, to Ahmed Khatab, who after Abu Ravis’ arrest
transferred them back to Manzar Abbas.
During their questioning, the suspects also revealed that they had
planned other shooting attacks against IDF troops stationed at
Attara, Geva checkpoint, Atarot checkpoint, even in Maaleh Adumim,
Ofra and Nablus.
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