Senior Fatah figure Sultan Abu al-E'inin gives a speech during the March. At the center is Wasfi Kabha, senior Hamas leader in Jenin (jeningate and the Facebook page of Jenin al-Hadath, February 9, 2018).
March held to commemorate Ahmed Nasr Jarar in Jenin. The marchers hold Fatah flags.
The car of Rabbi Raziel Shevah at the scene of the shooting near Havat Gilad (Samaria)
(PSNEWS, January 11, 2018, GAZA POST, January 9, 2018).
Ahmed Nasr Jarar killed while hiding in the village of Yamoun
- On February 6, 2018, three weeks after the shooting attack near Havat Gilad, and following an intelligence effort, Ahmed Nasr Jarar, who lived in Jenin, was captured where he was hiding in a house in the village of Yamoun (northern Samaria). He was the dominant figure of the terrorist squad that carried out the shooting attack. During the attempt to detain him, Ahmed Nasr Jarar came out of the house armed and was shot by the Israeli security forces. An M16 rifle and a bag of IEDs were found in his possession. The results of the Israel Security Agency’s investigation indicated that the squad Ahmed Nasr Jarar headed had been involved in other attempts to carry out attacks and planned to carry out more (Israel Security Agency website, February 6, 2018).
- Previously (on the night of January 17, 2018) Ahmed Isma’il Muhammad Jarar, who also participated in the attack and was related to Ahmed Nasr Jarar, was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the Wadi Burqin neighborhood of Jenin. The Palestinian media reported that during an activity in Jenin, the Israeli security forces destroyed Jarar family’s houses.
Fatah rents a house for the family of Ahmed Nasr Jarar
- The Jenin branch of the Fatah movement rushed to “embrace” the Jarar family, two of whose members had been operatives in the terrorist squad that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevah. The most blatant practical expression of its support was renting a house for Ahmed Nasr Khaled Jarar’s family, complete with all the necessary equipment, including electrical appliances. They will live there until their new house has been built. According to Nur al-Din Abu Rabb, Fatah secretary in Jenin, renting the house for the family was meant to stress “Fatah’s national commitment” to families whose houses had been destroyed by the IDF (Wafa, February 24, 2018).
- Ahmed Nasr Jarar’s mother thanked Fatah for the house and equipment (YouTube, February 24, 2018). Suhayb Jarar, Ahmed Nasr Jarar’s brother, posted his thanks for support to the secretary of the Fatah movement in Jenin and to his deputy, A’taa’ Abu Armila, on his Facebook page. Both the video issued by the mother and the thanks of the brother of Ahmed Nasr Jarar were posted to Fatah’s official Facebook page (Fatah official Facebook page, February 24, 2018).
Ahmed Nasr Jarar’s mother (right) thanks Fatah in Jenin for the house (YouTube, February 24, 2018). Left: Official Fatah Facebook page with a notice posted by Suhayb Jarar, Ahmed Nasr Jarar’s brother, thanking Nur al-Din Abu Rabb, Fatah secretary in Jenin, and his deputy, A’taa’ Abu Armila, for the help the movement gave the family (Official Fatah Facebook page, February 24, 2018).
Glorifying the Image of Ahmed Nasr Jarar
- In the internal Palestinian arena, both socially and politically, Ahmed Nasr Jarar has become an admired figure. A memorial march was held for him in Jenin, attended by senior Fatah figures. The social media turned him into the person who managed to escape from the Israeli security forces time after time for three weeks. Hamas’ military-terrorist wing issued praise for Jarar and his comrades, calling him a role model for the struggle against the occupation (Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades website, February 6, 2018). Jamal Huweil, a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, wrote on bis Facebook page that “killing the settler” was the “natural and expected reaction” to the American recognition of Jerusalem [as the capital of Israel], instituting Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank and the law allowing the death penalty for terrorists.
Right: March held to commemorate Ahmed Nasr Jarar in Jenin. The marchers hold Fatah flags. Left: Senior Fatah figure Sultan Abu al-E’inin gives a speech during the March. At the center is Wasfi Kabha, senior Hamas leader in Jenin (jeningate and the Facebook page of Jenin al-Hadath, February 9, 2018).
Cartoons praising Ahmed Nasr Jarar for having escaped capture time after time. The Arabic reads, “Ahmed Jarar…the phantom that broke the Israeli security system” (Twitter accounts of Palinfo and the Shehab news agency, February 4, 2018)
 Ahmed Nasr Jarar's father was a senior operative in Hamas' military-terrorist wing in Judea and Samaria. He was killed during the second intifada. ↑
 For further information, see the January 28, 2018 bulletin, "Senior Fatah and Palestinian Authority (PA) figures pay a condolence call to the family of the terrorist who killed Rabbi Raziel Shevah in a shooting attack in Samaria; Mahmoud Abbas also offered his condolences." ↑