Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Senior Al-Aksa fugitive arrested in Bethlehem

The elite IDF Duvdevan unit arrested wanted fugitive and senior member of the Fatah Al-Aksa Brigades Adnan Mohammed Hassan Abayat, 31, who for the last couple of months hid in the Holy Family Maternity Hospital, an obstetric medical center in Bethlehem.

Abayat together with Rateb Ali Hassan Nabhan, 32, another wanted fugitive, were found hiding out in the hospital's laundry armed with two Kalashnikov rifles, three M16 rifles with telescopic sights, 15 ammunition clips and a heavy machine gun.

The two were responsible for numerous attacks against Israelis and the murder of 8 Israeli civilians and soldiers in the past four years."