Tuesday, May 23, 2006


The Associated Press reports the Israeli arrest of Hamas assassin Ibrahim Hamed.

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A top Hamas military commander, linked by Israel to attacks that killed 78 people, including five Americans, surrendered Tuesday after Israeli troops surrounded his hideout and threatened to demolish it with him inside. The army said Ibrahim Hamed, 41, masterminded "some of the most deadly terror attacks against Israel in recent years," including suicide bombings at a pool hall in central Israel, an outdoor cafe in Jerusalem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where five Americans and four Israelis died.

Where was he hiding ?

Before dawn Tuesday, a dozen jeeps and two armored personnel carriers surrounded his hideout, an apartment building in downtown Ramallah, just 200 yards from the home of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

And honestly, you have to love the way the IDF has the people they arrest do the perp walk:

Using a loudspeaker, troops then called out Hamed's name in Arabic. They told Hamed they would demolish the building with him inside if he didn't surrender, Azzam said. Hamed emerged before dawn, and stripped to his underwear after being ordered to do so by Israeli troops using a loudspeaker. He was cuffed and taken to a nearby building.

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