(JTA) – Israeli SWAT officers stormed a mosque in northern Israel and killed a man they identified as an Israel Arab who killed three people in Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.
Nashat Milhem was killed on Friday afternoon in a shootout with police in Umm al-Fahm according to Channel 2.
He had been the subject of a massive manhunt in Tel Aviv, which then shifted to Israel’s north.
On Jan. 1, Police said he shot two at a bar with a machine gun and then murdered a taxi driver who transported him from the scene of the crime.
According to Channel 2, the breakthrough in the case came two days ago, when police found a personal item of Milhem near Um al-Fahm, which then helped narrow the search.