Regarding the operation by the Shin Bet and Israel Police to locate and arrest the terrorist responsible for the shootings in the Ateret and Nabi Salah area over the weekend, the following has been cleared for publication:
The terrorist is Amar Ahmed Lutfi Khalil, 34, a resident of Kfar Ayin, who had previously been active in the Palestinian Authority (PA) security services and is currently a weapons dealer. He perpetrated the two attacks together with his fiancée, Ruan Ambar, as a result of their families’ rejection of the engagement.
Amar Khalil opened fire on the security forces as they attempted to arrest him and was killed. Ruan turned herself in to the Palestinian security services and is being held by them.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)