Islamic Jihad terrorist who plotted bus bombing killed after firing at IDF soldiers

The emblem of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot dead Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Mohamed Assi near the West Bank village of Bil’in on Monday after he fired shots at soldiers near the village, Israel Hayom reported.

Assi, 24, “was responsible for a terror attack in Tel Aviv in the last year, in which 29 Israelis were injured on a bus near the Kirya IDF headquarters,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told reporters on Tuesday.

Army Radio reported that Assi was chased into a cave in an “open field” and was shot dead during an ensuing gun battle.


Posted on October 22, 2013 .