ISA Press Release: Tekoa Area Fatah Terrorist Arrested
(Communicated by the ISA) 19 February 2017
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The ISA, in cooperation with the IDF and the Israel Police, on 14 February
2017, arrested Ihab Salameh Daoud Alshibat, 45, a resident of Beit Sahour
and member of Fatah, on suspicion of having been involved – in recent
weeks — in terrorist activities in the area around the Jewish community of
Findings from the ISA investigation indicate his involvement in terrorist
attacks in recent weeks including throwing stones – from moving vehicles –
at Israeli vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. Several of these
attacks resulted in damage to the Israeli vehicles.
It was also learned that in several cases in which Israeli vehicles were not
damaged, Alshibat would go back and throw stones again. In his vehicle,
which was seized during his arrest, an additional stone was found which, it
is believed, was intended for use in a future attack.
Stone-throwing at people and/or vehicles, especially from passing cars,
constitutes a tangible risk to life and is an act of terrorism.
The ISA, IDF and Israel Police will continue to take appropriate preventive