Israeli forces disguised as Arab family with pregnant woman arrest terrorist

The IDF logo. Credit: IDF.

( An undercover Israel Defense Forces unit disguised as an Arab family, including a pregnant woman, on Thursday covertly entered a hospital and arrested a terrorist. 

The IDF, Border Police, and Shin Bet security agency learned that 20-year-old Azzam Azat Shabadan Shalaldeh, suspected of stabbing and injuring an Israeli last month, was hiding out in the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron. They joined forces to perform a covert operation in which some agents were in ordinary clothes posing as a family bringing another operative, disguised as a woman in labor, to the hospital. 

A relative of Shalaldeh attacked the agents and was shot and killed, the Shin Bet said, adding that security forces “will not allow safe refuge for terrorist operatives, whoever they are.”

Posted on November 12, 2015 .