Israel Arrests 10 Palestinians Suspected of Being Accessories to West Bank Shooting

Among those detained were arms dealers and family members of Mohammed Fakieh, the gunman who killed Rabbi Michael 'Miki' Mark last month near Hebron, Israeli army says.

The car in which Rabbi Michael Mark and his family were riding on July 1, 2016 near Hebron when a Palestinian gunman opened fire, causing the car to crash and flip over.
Judea and Samaria Rescue Services

Israeli forces arrested overnight Monday 10 Palestinians the military said were accessories to the murder of Rabbi Michael "Miki" Mark, who was killed last month near the West Bank city of Hebron.

Mark was killed and three members of his family were wounded after their car crashed as a result of gunfire near Hebron. Mohammed Fakieh, the Palestinian gunman said to be behind the attack against Mark, was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces last week in Hebron.

Michael "Miki" Mark, a yeshiva director and father of 10 from Otniel, was killed in a gun attack near Hebron on July 1, 2016.

The arrests on Monday were part of an operation in the area of the Palestinian town of Dura, the hometown of the attacker located southwest of Hebron. Among the 10 arrested were Fakieh's family members and arms dealers.

Also on Monday, a Palestinian man was arrested by Israeli forces in Nablus. The military said the man, Mahayub Knaza, was a member of the Palestinian security forces and a major arms dealer and manufacturer.