Jerusalem, 15 April 2002

DM Ben-Eliezer congratulates security forces on capture of Marwan Barghouti
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer today (Monday), April 15, 2002 congratulated the IDF fighters and security forces who captured Marwan Barghouti, the Judea and Samaria Tanzim commander, along with his personal aide Ahmed Barghouti, in a special operation.

Marwan Barghouti transformed the Tanzim organization, which is part of the Fatah and Yasser Arafat’s "flesh and blood", into the most murderous of the terrorist organizations, which committed most of the recent attacks against Israel – attacks of all types, but principally suicide attacks, including female bombers, shootings and bombings.