IDF arrests suspected suicide bomber in Tul Karm (HA´ARETZ NEWS) By Arnon Regular 05/02/05)
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The Israel Defense Forces yesterday raided a house in Tul Karm and
arrested a suspected suicide bomber - the first such arrest since
Israel transferred the city´s security to the Palestinian Authority
five weeks ago.
Palestinian sources said that an IDF force arrested Mohammed
Shalhoub, 19, near the city´s refugee camp before dawn, following
intelligence that he was planning to carry out a suicide bombing
inside the Green Line for Islamic Jihad.
Shalhoub was to be interrogated by the Shin Bet. Military sources
said the teenager had recorded a video cassette to be released after
the suicide bombing, and that the action was necessary as Shalhoub
was a "ticking bomb."
Palestinian sources said Shalhoub is a known supporter of Islamic
Jihad, and that his sister, Nora Shalhoub, was killed in 2002 after
trying to stab an Israeli soldier near Tul Karm. Shalhoub´s father,
a well-known Tul Karm veterinarian, is currently visiting China. (©
Copyright 2005 Haaretz. 05/02/05)
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