Body of islamic terrorist Nashat Melhem Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
Nashat Melhem, the terrorist who murdered three in Tel Aviv and escaped. after a fire exchange was eliminated by Israeli Security Forces after a 7 day manhunt in a mosque in Umm al-Fahm today (Friday).
He was caught thanks to intelligence and DNA findings in the Wadi Ara area. Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated the Security Forces and said they “Worked relentlessly, methodically and professionally.”
During last week electronic surveillance located a second cellular phone Melhem had besides the one he left in Tel Aviv, which led searchers to the Wadi Ara area. DNA evidence confirmed he left Tel Aviv, and today intelligence report located him in a family owned building. He was first called to surrender, but later eliminated after he tried to escape while firing shots at Security forces from thesame weapon used in Tel Aviv.
The Police Spokesperson said “The Terrorist of last week’s attack in Tel Aviv was located and eliminated in a joint security forces operation, thanks to the concentration of intelligence, investigative and operational efforts around the clock.”
During the operation five other suspects were arrested, who are suspected of assisting Melhem.
Tel Aviv terrorist eliminated one week later