ISA Press Release: Binyamin Area Terrorists Apprehended
(Communicated by the ISA)
19 February 2017
The following has been cleared for publication
The ISA, in cooperation with the IDF and the Israel Police, last month,
carried out an extensive operation to solve shooting attacks that had been
committed along main roads in the Binyamin area. A few hours after the
shooting attack that was perpetrated on 27 January 2017, two 17-year-old
minors, residents of Dir Abu Mishal in the western Binyamin area, were
In their ISA investigation it was learned that the two had committed
shooting attacks against Israeli vehicles, in the western Binyamin area, not
far from the community of Halamish (Neveh Tzuf), on 14 November 2016 and 27
January 2017. The two were also involved in additional attacks. There were
no injuries in any of the incidents.
Two improvised “Carlo” weapons were seized; ballistics tests showed that
they matched shell casings found at the attack scenes.
The foregoing again shows the involvement of minors in severe terrorist
actions as well as the tangible security danger posed by the accessibility
of improvised weapons.
The ISA, along with the IDF and Israel Police, views these acts of terrorism
with utmost gravity and will act to prevent and thwart terrorist activity