Israeli bulldozers bury terrorist in Hebron

Sunday, July 27, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Israeli army bulldozers brought a residential building down on top of an armed Hamas terrorist who was resisting arrest early Sunday morning.

Israeli troops surrounded the building in the Judean (West Bank) town of Hebron during the predawn hours after learning that 25-year-old Shihab Na'atasha was holed up there. Na'atasha has been sought by Israeli security forces since masterminding a February suicide bomb attack in the southern Israel town of Dimona.

Rather than surrender, as his accomplice had earlier in the operation, Na'atasha engaged the Israelis in an hours-long gun battle.

After confirming that no one else was in the building, armored Israeli bulldozers moved in and razed the structure. Na'atasha's lifeless body was later seen being pulled from the rubble, reported the Associated Press.

In other terror-related news, five Hamas men and a 6-year-old Palestinian Arab girl were killed Friday evening when a car bomb exploded in Gaza City. Hamas officials blamed forces loyal to Western-backed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and began enforcing a brutal crackdown.

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