On January 9, 2018, Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six from the West Bank settlement outpost Havat Gilad, was killed when terrorists opened fire on his car.

Haaretz reported at the time:

An Israeli father of six was killed on Tuesday evening in a drive-by shooting close to the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israeli military said that the 35-year-old victim was driving on Route 60, the main highway in the West Bank, when his vehicle was apparently targeted by gunmen in a passing car.

After the shooting security forces swept the area adjacent to the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad. The man was identified as Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a resident of the outpost….

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to the news of the shooting on Tuesday night. “I am expressing my deep sorrow and sending condolences to the family of Raziel Shevach, who was murdered tonight by a despicable terrorist,” he stated.

“Security forces will do everything possible to reach the contemptible murderer and the State of Israel will bring him to justice,” the premier added.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/terror-victim-raziel-shevach-remembered-as-unique-kindhearted-man/

Hamas claimed responsibility.

Since then, the IDF and Shin Bet security service have been searching for the members of the cell, some of whom were previously arrested or killed.

But the mastermind of the cell, Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, eluded capture. Until now.

Jarrar was just killed, The Times of Israel reports:

Israeli troops shot dead Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, the suspected ringleader of a terrorist group responsible for a January attack that killed an Israeli rabbi, during a pre-dawn raid in the West Bank on Tuesday, the Shin Bet security service said….

According to the Shin Bet, troops from the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet and Israel Police’s Special Patrol Unit arrived at the building where Jarrar was hiding in the village of Yamoun, near Jenin, early Tuesday morning, following a “determined and complicated intelligence and operational effort.”

When Jarrar, 22, exited the building, he was armed with an M-16 assault rifle and a bag of explosives, prompting the Israeli troops to open fire. The suspected terrorist ringleader was killed in the shootout, the Shin Bet said.

No Israeli troops were injured.

The IDF, which was responsible for the operational aspects of the mission, would not comment on whether Jarrar opened fire at the Israeli security forces during the raid.

A graphic photograph from the scene, which quickly spread on social media, showed a person who appeared to be Jarrar wearing an old Israeli military jacket, lying on the ground, covered in blood and surrounded by M-16 assault rifle ammunition cartridges.

https://twitter.com/AAhronheim/status/960763678055456770

[Ahmad Nassr Jarrar, the cell leader behind the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevah][Image source]

While the terror attack appears to have been a Hamas operation, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party has praised the attack and killer, as PalMedia Watch reports:

Abbas’ Fatah Movement was quick to honor as a “Martyr” Ahmed Nasr Jarrar who led the group of terrorists who shot and murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach, father of 6, in a drive-by shooting last month. The terrorist was killed by Israeli soldiers yesterday while resisting arrest. Fatah posted the picture of Jarrar with his father, calling him the “young lion”:

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=25002

The image shows terrorist Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (left) and his father, terrorist Nasr Jarrar, who is holding an assault rifle. The father was a Hamas terrorist who planned two attacks in central Israel – a double suicide bombing in the Sheba Hospital and a truck bombing in a multi-story building – attacks that were thwarted when he was killed and other members of his terror cell were caught by Israeli soldiers in 2002.

Jarrar also was praised by Bassem Tamimi, the so-called peace activist we have covered extensively, who pioneered the use of children in viral videos attacking Israelis:

https://twitter.com/kweansmom/status/960878034948681728

The terrorist also will be honored in his home town:

The mayor of Yamoun, the town in which the terrorist who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach – a father of 6, was hiding, says after the terrorist’s death this morning:

“We will erect a memorial where he died to honor him”.

[Featured Image: Maan News Agency, poster of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar circulating on social media in the wake of his death]