Islamic Jihad terrorist arrested in Nablus

Thursday, February 01, 2007 |  Source: IDF Spokesperson  

In a joint operation by the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Security Agency in Nablus on Wednesday, a wanted Islamic Jihad terrorist Nasser Juabra was arrested.

Juabra, a 28 year-old resident of Nablus, was involved in the planning of suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and attacks against Israeli soldiers. He had served a four year prison term in Israel for his involvement in attacks against Israeli targets in the area of Nablus. He was released in February 2006, and immediately afterwards returned to terror activity while renewing his contact with the Islamic Jihad command in Syria.

Recent information indicates that Juabra was manufacturing explosive devices intended for use in attacks against Israeli targets. He has personally directed several failed bombing attempts in the past.

Juabra is considered one of the heads of the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Nablus, which is funded and directed by the organization's command in Syria. The organization continues to make constant attempts to carry out attacks inside Israel. Source: Israel Security Sources

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