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Terrorist who attacked busload of soldiers captured

Six IDF soldiers were wounded in the Jordan Valley shooting and attempted arson.

Israeli soldiers during the raid in Al-Yamun, near Jenin, to arrest Maher Aseid, May 24, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli soldiers during the raid in Al-Yamun, near Jenin, to arrest Maher Aseid, May 24, 2023. Credit: IDF.

In a joint IDF, Border Police and Shin Bet operation overnight, one Maher Aseid was arrested in Al-Yamun, near Jenin. 

Aseid, a resident of Burqin, also near Jenin in northern Samaria, allegedly planned and carried out the shooting and attempted arson attack against a bus carrying soldiers in the Jordan Valley on September 4, 2022. Six soldiers were wounded.

Aseid carried out that attack together with his son and nephew. His son died of burns suffered during the attack.

After his arrest, Aseid was handed over to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) for questioning.

Jericho raid

At least 13 Palestinians were wounded and 14 others detained during an Israeli counterterror raid on Wednesday in Aqbat Jaber near Jericho, the Palestinian Authority’s Wafa news agency reported.

One Palestinian was reportedly critically wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli forces.

The news agency reported that a large number of Israeli personnel entered the refugee camp, deployed on rooftops and raided more than 50 apartments, including the home of Jihad Yousef Abu al-Asa, the head of the P.A.’s Jericho Governorate.

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