(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

In a joint IDF, ISA and Israeli Police operation in Kafr Dan, southeast of Jenin, forces shot and killed a Hamas terror operative as he tried to escape arrest. The operative, Talal Sa’ad Talal Abed, was initially critically wounded and received medical treatment at the scene, but died on the way to hospital.

Abed, 32, a resident of Kafr Dan, was a member of Hamas’s terror infrastructure in the village, an infrastructure that attempted to dispatch a suicide bomber into Israel. The cell received guidance and directions from terrorist leaders in the Gaza Strip. After the failed attempt, cell members were arrested by Palestinian security forces. Despite this, the group continued to be involved in terror, and had been planning an imminent terror attack.