Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Israel nabs a top Palestinian jihadi leader

Israel finally got its hands on one of Yasser Arafat’s top henchmen, recently appointed head of Mahmoud Abbas’ “Presidential Guard” Force 17.

`General' Mahmoud Damra, AKA Abu Awad got caught trying to sneak past an Israeli army roadblock outside the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israelis have been after him for six years for orchestrating major terrorist attacks in Israel. And as one of Arafat's chief lieutenants and one of ol' Yasir's most trusted associates and the head of Arafat's personal bodyguards and `enforcers' Force 17, he likely has Palestinian blood on his hands as well.

Damra went into hiding after narrowly escaping an Israeli `early retirement' attempt in 2001. He surfaced earlier this year when `moderate' Mahmoud Abbas apointed him to his old job as head of Abbas private presidential guard.

Well done, IDF.

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