Attributed to "security sources" [Provided by the IDF Spokesperson]
Top Tanzim terrorist killed during IDF arrest operation
This afternoon ISA, IDF and special Border Police forces operated in Nablus
in order to arrest Muhammad Amin Muhammad Ramaha, head of Tanzim in the Ein
Beit Ilma refugee camp. The forces set up a roadblock in order to stop
Ramaha, but when Ramaha's vehicle arrived it bypassed the roadblock and
collided with another vehicle, injuring a number of civilians. As the forces
approached Ramaha's vehicle, he and one of his men opened fire at them. The
soldiers returned fire, killing the two, who had been armed with an M-16 and
Ramaha was involved in terror attacks and in attempted attacks in the Nablus
area and in Israel's home front. Ramaha continued to plan suicide bombings
during the recent ceasefire. He was planning a suicide bombing in the
immediate future which was being guided and funded by terrorists in the Gaza
Strip. An 8kg explosive device which was captured yesterday near Nablus had
been prepared by Ramaha and members of his infrastructure, and was intended
for use in a suicide bombing.
Following are a number of attacks planned by Ramaha's in the past months:
-A planned suicide bombing in Rehovot. The suicide bomber was arrested near
Nablus on July 30th while on his way to carry out the attack. The bomber
told investigators that Ramaha had recruited him for the attack and had
helped him to prepare for it.
-Mustafa Ramaha, arrested on July 9th, told investigators that Muhammad
Ramaha had appointed him to recruit potential bombers. Ramaha had also
presented him with an explosive belt and had offered that he serve as a
-Amer Fahmawi was arrested on August 18th with 15,000 NIS in cash, which he
said was given to him by Ramaha in order to purchase weaponry.
-Hassan Taim, arrested on September 11th, told investigators that he had
bought 800 small metal parts to be used in explosive belts.
-Muhammad Galiz was arrested on October 22nd, a number of days before he was
due to carry out a suicide bombing. Galiz was instructed by Ramaha to carry
out the bombing against an IDF force in the Nablus area.
The Tanzim terror infrastructure in Ein Beit Ilma has carried out a number
of deadly terror attacks in the past few years and is continuing to plan
suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and daily attacks against IDF
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