3 Muslim terrorists eliminated overnight during counter-terrorism operations in Judea-Samaria

Yamam anti-terror unit, Shin Bet and the IDF have been carrying out a massive manhunt since Sunday morning after a Muslim terrorist murdered Rabbi Achiad Ettinger and IDF Staff Sgt. Gal Kaidan in a combined stabbing and shooting attack in Samaria and fled.

On Tuesday night, security forces captured and eliminated the terrorist.

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Omar Abu Lila, 20, was eliminated in a shootout in the Arab village of Abu Ein, near Ramallah.

IDF forces surrounded the house in which the Muslim terrorist was hiding. The terrorist opened fire towards the troops, who responded with fire and blew up the house.

Muslim terrorist who murdered Rabbi Ettinger and Staff Sgt Gal Kaidan eliminated near Ramallah (4) Muslim terrorist who murdered Rabbi Ettinger and Staff Sgt Gal Kaidan eliminated near Ramallah (5)

As they circled the structure “the perpetrator opened fire at our forces and was killed in the exchange of fire,” an official statement from Israeli authorities said.

There were no Israeli injuries.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended the security forces for the successful operation. “Israel’s long reach will touch anyone who tries to hurt its civilians and soldiers,” he said.

Muslim terrorist who murdered Rabbi Ettinger and Staff Sgt Gal Kaidan eliminated near Ramallah (7) Muslim terrorist who murdered Rabbi Ettinger and Staff Sgt Gal Kaidan eliminated near Ramallah (6)

In another incident, explosive devices were thrown by Muslim terrorists from a passing vehicle at IDF troops who were securing the entry of Jewish worshipers to the biblical Joseph’s Tomb in the Shechem area.

In response, IDF soldiers opened fire towards the terrorists and an IDF bulldozer rammed their car.

2 Muslim terrorists shot and eliminated after opening fire at IDF troops near Shechem

Two Muslim terrorists were eliminated in the shooting attack. No injuries among the IDF soldiers.

In addition, the IDF opened fire towards a Red Crescent ambulance attempting to reach the terrorists’ carcasses.

Nory is the brother of Samer Nory, a suicide bomber who carried out a double terror attack 16 years ago in the Old Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, murdering 23 people.

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In addition, the IDF opened fire towards a Red Crescent ambulance attempting to reach the terrorists’ carcasses.

The Defense Ministry imposed a general closure in Judea and Samaria in preparation for a feared rise of terror attacks during the Jewish holiday of Purim. The closure started at midnight and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday night.