Attributed to "security sources" (provided by the IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Head of PFLP in the Bethlehem area arrested
Today, December 4th 2006, IDF and ISA forces arrested Mahmud Ibrahim Hamdan
Fanun, head of the PFLP organization in the Bethlehem area.
Mahmud Fanun, 59, was deported to Jordan in 1986 for his involvement in
terror activity and returned to Judea and Sameria in 1996. Fanun has been
wanted by security forces since 2001.
In the past few years Mahmud Fanun was head of the PFLP terror organization
in the Bethlehem area and was involved in terror activity such as providing
weaponry to the organizations infrastructure and assisting wanted terrorist
to hide from Israeli security forces.
As part of his activity in the organization, Fanun held a number of senior
positions in the organization, amongst them: member of the organization's
head committee in Judea and Sameria and a candidate on behalf of the
organization in the parliamentary elections in the Palestinian authority.
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