JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian terror suspect who opened fire as they tried to arrest him.
Amar Ahmed Lutfi Khalil, 34, was killed early Sunday morning during a raid and attempted arrest in the village of Nabi Salih, west of Ramallah, by Israeli army troops and an Israel Police SWAT team, according to the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet.
Khalil was suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank on Saturday.
The Shin Bet said he was assisted in the attacks by his fiancée, Ruan Ambar, who turned herself in and remains in the custody of the agency. The ISA said in a statement that the couple carried out the attacks because their families did not approve of their engagement.
Khalil was a former member of the Palestinian security forces who had been working as an arms dealer, according to the Israel Security Agency.