Police on Wednesday arrested a 47-year-old resident of Jenin on suspicion of breaking into a house in the community of Mitzpe Natufa in the Lower Galilee and attempting to attack the landlady, DNA traces found at the scene led to his arrest. The incident occurred three weeks ago, when, according to the 71-year-old woman's complaint, a man opened the living room window of her home while she was sitting nearby. She said he was holding an object with which he tried to hit her in the head.
A neighbor of hers, who suspected that someone had broken into the house, arrived at the scene and when the intruder spotted him, he fled the apartment. Upon receiving the report, the Northern District police arrived at the scene and opened an investigation that included collecting findings and actions to identify and locate the suspect. An examination of the findings at the scene revealed the name of a suspect – a resident of the Occupied Territories from Jenin who was released from prison in January after being convicted of an outbreak and rape in the Southern District. Due to his criminal record, he was banned from entering Israel.
Yesterday, after an investigation that included the use of technological means to locate him, police activity was carried out near the Salem checkpoint in northern Samaria and he was arrested and brought to the Tiberias police station for interrogation. This morning, the police intend to request that the suspect be remanded in custody in court in Tiberias. The police said they would continue to act resolutely against those criminals who harm the personal safety and property of the public and would use a variety of means to bring them to justice.
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