Israel nabs Palestinian 2 years after stabbing attack: Shin Bet

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-11 23:53:44|Editor: yan
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JERUSALEM, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Israel's security agency said on Monday it had arrested a Palestinian "terrorist," more than two years after he allegedly carried out a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

The Shin Bet security agency said in a statement that its investigation revealed that Ayman Muhammad Ali Fughara, 27, was behind a stabbing attack that took place in the settlement of Efrat, south of Jerusalem.

In the incident, which occurred in December 2016, knife-wielding Fughara allegedly entered the settlement and stabbed a settler outside his home before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained light injuries.

According to the Shin Bet, Fughara, a resident of the village of Jurat ash-Shama, south of Bethlehem, is a supporter of Islamic Hamas movement.

Fughara is expected to be indicted by Israel's military prosecution, the Shin Bet said.

"The Shin Bet, together with the rest of the security forces, will continue to thwart and investigate into unsolved terror attacks and will not rest until the people involved are brought to justice, even years after the attack," the statement read.

The stabbing took place amidst a wave of individual attacks, mainly in the occupied West Bank, amidst a years-long impasse in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.