Israeli forces shoot Tel Aviv pub terrorist who was wanted for killing 3

The scene of the Jan. 1 deadly shooting attack at a pub in Tel Aviv. Credit: Magen David Adom via Twitter.

( Israel’s Shin Bet security agency and police counter-terrorism forces on Friday found and shot dead Nashat Milhem, the Arab terrorist who fatally shot two Jews at a Tel Aviv pub on Jan. 1 and was also suspected to have murdered an Arab cab driver during his escape.

Milhem was hiding in the Arab town of Ar'ara in northern Israel for the past week, but changed his specific hiding place twice, likely with the assistance of his family. Israeli agencies, including the Shin Bet, analyzed and determined a number of possible hiding places, which then allowed them to find Milhem at a mosque the Arara on Friday.

Authorities are still investigating whether Milhem acted alone, whether he was influenced by the Islamic State terror group, and whether the attack was part of a plot by a larger terror cell, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Posted on January 8, 2016 .