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Israeli Special Forces Kill Tel Aviv Pub Gunman in Wadi Ara Shootout

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The scene of Friday afternoon's shooting spree in Tel Aviv. Police are still searching for terror suspect Nashat Melhem. Photo: Channel 2/screenshot.

The scene of Friday afternoon’s shooting spree in Tel Aviv. Police are still searching for terror suspect Nashat Melhem. Photo: Channel 2/screenshot.

The Wadi Ara man who opened fire and killed two young men at a Tel Aviv pub last Friday was shot dead by security forces in an exchange of fire on Friday night, Israeli police officials said.

Nashat Milhem, 29, was killed by Yamam special police forces and Shin Bet agents in a gun battle outside a residential building in the northern Israeli town of Arara.

Milhem’s death followed days of heightened security and tension and varied reports on the killer’s whereabouts, including reports he had fled to the West Bank.

Police launched a “major operation” in the Sharon region of Israel’s coastal plain and in the Wadi Ara district of Umm el-Fahm. Additionally, police and the Shin Bet boosted their presence throughout Tel Aviv in the days following the attack, and there was a major search in the northern neighborhood of Ramat Aviv.

In addition to the two dead, Milhem also wounded eight others in the attack at an outdoor pub in Tel Aviv on Dizengoff Street last Friday. He allegedly killed another taxi cab driver during his escape.

Security remained heightened in Tel Aviv until Thursday. Israeli intelligence received information that Milhem had fled to the North sometime over the last few days, but most of the details surrounding the manhunt remained under a gag order as the investigation continued. The residential building in which he chose to hide may have been a family property, according to reports. Milhem’s father was also apparently still in police custody.

The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement on Friday thanking the police, special forces and Shin Bet for their service in the last week since Milhem carried out the attack.

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  • Very simple to stop these jihadist monsters, including ISIS. Next time one of them is shot dead, pour pig’s blood on them or pig fat and publicize that will be the fate of every one of them who tries to kill a Jew. If they know that is their fate they believe that will prevent them from entering their paradise with 72 virgins. Why some organization hasn’t figured this out in Israel is baffling. I am sure this is well known. If someone could provide an answer(unless it’s just political correctness) I would appreciate it.

  • RiverKing

    Not being very PC here. Surely you meant the “suspected” or “alleged” shooter was shot dead.

  • 1. Good Work !
    2. Good Riddance!

    3. As to the terrorist side and their media mates, expect another Pallywood production of “the big bad Jews killed a Palestiiiiiiiiinian CHILD” or crap to that effect.

    4. Another street will be named after the murderous Arab.

  • Sofia B

    Finally, thank you to the great work of the Israeli police, special forces and Shin Bet for killing this beast. Best news so far in 2016.

    There is no other Country in the world that tries to protect its people and get justice.


  • Moshe

    Very well. Israeli police and army officers should grant the wishes of these Muslim savages and send them directly to their 72 virgin homosexuals in Muslim Paradise.
    It is much cheaper and has many other advantages.

  • Michael Fox

    Love it!!!
    Now connect the time line from when he murdered the innocent Israeli civilians to when he was gratefully dispatched to the fowled land of vulgar vampire virgins. Who hid and helped him.

  • Uriel Priwes

    I would advise these damned terrorists to make sure that their life insurance is in good standing before venturing out to commit their atrocities.

  • HaroldT

    And the stupid Israeli’s will hand his body over for a heroes burial, instead of publicly wrapping it in pigskin and burning it.

  • Chris Rettenmoser

    FANTASTIC NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!