JERUSALEM (May. 10)
Israeli security forces have apprehended a terrorist who is suspected of having murdered an Israeli lawyer last month in Gaza City.
Ian Feinberg, 32, a native of South Africa, had worked as a legal consultant to international organizations involved in giving humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the administered territories.
He was brutally murdered April 18 during a visit he was making to the office of the Cooperation for Development Agency, an affiliate of the European Community.
Two Palestinians, armed with a rifle, axes and knives, burst into the office and hacked Feinberg to death, despite the protests of Palestinian workers that he was a friend of the community.
A group called the Red Eagle, an armed wing of George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
Security forces and the General Security Service, or Shin Bet, immediately launched a major search for Feinberg’s killers. Two days after his murder, one suspect, Majed Abu Moussa, was shot and killed during an army operation in Deir el Balah in the Gaza Strip.
Sunday night, a second man wanted for the murder, Mohammed Oda Sakran, of the Bureij refugee camp, was taken prisoner in an operation close to the camp.
Captured together with Sakran was Issa Mohammed Mansour, 24, of the Fatah Hawks, a group tied to Yasir Arafat, who was also on the wanted list for the murder of a Gaza Palestinian last month.
Security sources said the men were armed with a pistol, ammunition and a grenade. Four other wanted men were also apprehended during that operation.