Friday, October 29, 2004

Hamas terrorist killed in Qalkilya

Ibrahim Mohamad Issa was responsible for the recent suicide bombing at the security fence near Qalkilya.

Ibrahim Mohamad Faid Issa, 47 year old Hamas terrorist, was known to be an expert bomb maker who manufactured and distributed explosive devices. These explosive devices were used by various terrorist organizations in the area of Qalkilya, including for use in attacks in the vicinity of the security fence in the Qalkilya area. 19 explosive devices made by Faid Issa were found in the possession of a member of Faid Issa's terrorist cell.

Issa was responsible for dispatching the suicide bomber Yossef Taleb Yosef Agbari, who detonated an explosive belt at one of the agricultural gates in Habla in September 2004, wounding 3 IDF soldiers, one seriously. The suicide attack was intended to take place in Israel, however due to early security warnings and the alertness of IDF soldiers, entry through the gate was prevented.

In addition, Issa planned a number of attacks aimed at Israeli civilian targets within Israel which were thwarted when he was killed during IDF activity in the outskirts of Qalkilya.

Issa regularly wore an explosive belt and was constantly armed with weapons and grenades in order to avoid an arrest by Israeli security forces.