The terrorists who carried out the bombing at the Dolev Spring have been arrested.
The joint operation carried out by the Israel Security Agency (Shabak), IDF, and Israel Police led to discovery and arrest of the terrorists who killed Rina Shnerb and wounded her father and brother.
According to Shabak, the trio of terrorists are all residents of the Ramallah area and are members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). These terrorists planned and executed the Dolev Spring terror attack and are suspected of carrying out additional attacks in the area.
Shabak identified the terrorists as:
1. Samar Mina Salim Arabid, 44, a resident of Ramallah and a senior PFLP member. Arabid has been arrested several times in the past for his involvement in military terror, and he acted under the PFLP’s Ramallah head during the Second Intifada, preparing explosives and terror attacks. He was considered a wanted terrorist for several years.
In this terror attack, Arabid took charge of the infrastructure, preparing the explosives and activating them when he noticed the Shnerbs approaching the area.
2. Qassam Aa Karim Ragah Shabli, 25, a PFLP member and a resident of Kobar. Shabli was arrested in the past for involvement in terror activities. He prepared the explosives the bomb was made from, aided in the creation of the bomb, and helped activate it in the field.
3. Yazin Hassin Hasani Majmas, 25, a PFLP member and a resident of Ramallah. Majmas was arrested in the past for invovlement in lone-wolf terror activities and he was a full partner in planning the attack and helping carry it out in real time.
An additional cell member, Nazaam Saami Yousef Olad Mahmad, 21, is a resident of Birzeit and a member of the PFLP Students’ Organization at Birzeit University.
Shabak added that the trio, led by Arabid, planned to carry out additional terror attacks, including shooting attacks and a kidnapping.
During their interrogation, they disclosed an additional explosive device which was in the infrastructure’s possession. This device was detonated at the site by Israel’s security forces.
In a statement, the IDF said: “Following the Israel Security Agency’s announcement, after joint IDF, ISA, Israeli Police and Border Police operational and intelligence efforts, the terrorist squad suspected of carrying out the terror attack on August 23rd, 2019, near Dolev, northwest of Ramallah, in which Rina Shnerb was murdered and her father, Eitan, and brother, Dvir, were injured, has been apprehended.”
“The terrorist squad was apprehended as part of a large-scale operation conducted by IDF troops in the Ramallah district.
“The IDF will continue operating in order to preserve the security in the region, thwart any terror attempts and apprehend terrorists.”
The investigations are ongoing.