Members of Israel’s Yamam unit arrested Zakaria Zubeidi of Jenin and Tarek Barguth of Jerusalem, who were on the verge of executing a serious terror attack, the Shin Bet stated Wednesday.
The Shin Bet categorized their activity as “current and severe.” No other details were provided.
Zubeidi has a rich history of acts of terrorism against Israel and is responsible for the murder of dozens of Israelis, including a 2002 attack in Beit Shean, which killed 6 people.
He was the chief of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Jenin and is considered by the Israeli government to be a chief strategist of suicide bombers.
In 2007, he supposedly renounced terrorism and committed himself to “cultural resistance through theater.”
He ended his years on Israel’s most-wanted list when in 2008 he handed over his guns to the Palestinian Authority also accepting Israeli amnesty. Israel rescinded the amnesty in 2011.