JERUSALEM (Oct. 17)
Security forces have arrested two Israeli Arabs for the murder of a Palestinian from the West Bank alleged to have collaborated with the Israeli authorities.
The suspects, Mahmoud Othman Jabarin and Mohammad Ahmad Jabarin, were apprehended on Oct. 8, two days after Ahmad Zaaghur was shot to death in a coffee shop in the Israeli Arab town of Umm el-Fahm.
They reportedly confessed to the crime and produced the weapon used. A Hadera magistrate on Monday ordered them held in custody for another 15 days.
Zaaghur lived in Anin village, near Jenin, in the West Bank. He was ousted several months ago by the local leaders of the Palestinian uprising.
The police are investigating the suspects to find out if they have been involved in other crimes or security offenses, and whether they have links to any terrorist organization.
The security forces are cracking down on crimes against alleged collaborators. They nabbed four terrorists in Nablus last week for the murder of three local residents, and also apprehended the killers of the head of Bidya village.