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Terrorist who murdered Kahane son and daughter in law member of Abbas's Fatah hid out in Muqtada compound in Ramallah

May 29, 2007

Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane's Murderer Caught

by Hana Levi Julien (IsraelNN.com) A long-sought Palestinian Authority terrorist was taken into custody by a Special Forces team late Monday afternoon in a joint operation between the IDF, Police Counter-terrorism Unit and General Security Services (Shabak).

Khaled Shawish, a senior commander in the Al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades terrorist organization, sponsored by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, was cornered in his car by Israeli forces in Ramallah.

The top terrorist has spent the past few years hiding out in Chairman Abbas' headquarters in the Muqata compound, where former PLO chairman Yasser Arafat lived out his last years trapped by the IDF. A gang of gunmen, including Shawish, was sheltered in Abbas' headquarters during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002.

Binyamin-Ze'ev Kahane, the son of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his wife Talia were shot to death and their five daughters seriously wounded in a December 2000 terror attack in which Shawish played a key role.

The Fatah-linked murderer was responsible for the deaths of eighteen other people and the wounding of dozens in numerous attacks, including several in and around Jerusalem.

Among the attacks orchestrated by Shawish were:
- a 2002 suicide bombing on King George Street in Jerusalem
- a 2002 suicide bombing by a female terrorist at a checkpoint just outside Jerusalem
- a shooting attack in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem

IDF soldiers shot the senior commander but didn't manage to catch him in 2001; they did, however, disable him to the point that PA officials tried to convince Israel to allow him to go abroad for surgical treatment. He never went.

Outspoken National Jewish Front leader Baruch Marzel, himself a close associate of the the terror victim Rabbi Binyamin Kahane, demanded that Shawish be turned over to supporters of Rabbi Meir and Binyamin Kahane. Marzel was quoted by the Kol Rinah news service as saying, "We can't rely on the justice system and [we] believe the murderer will be freed in a terrorist [exchange] deal. We'll know how to take care of him." http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/122576

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After two weeks, fewer Kassam rockets falling on Sderot http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa

Former Kach members arrested for racist graffiti


Two former members of the ultra-nationalist Kach party, who had allegedly sprayed graffiti that called for the expulsion of Arabs and the annihilation of a Gaza village, were arrested early Tuesday morning in Sderot, Israel Radio reported.

The two were arrested under the suspicion of vandalizing property after they reportedly sprayed the words "Kahane was right. There is a solution [and it is] to expel the Arab enemy," and "we must erase Beit Hanun."

The Kach movement - designated a terror organization and outlawed 18 years ago - revealed last week that it intends to petition the High Court of Justice to reinstate its legal status and allow its members to run for the Knesset.

Rabbi Meir Kahane, the movement's founder, was a militant proponent of forcing Israel's Arab population to leave the country.

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