BODYGUARD ARRESTED FOR TERROR ATTACKS
by the Prime Minister's Office Press and Information Division
23......Several days ago, the security forces detained for questioning
Mahmoud Namoura, a resident of Dura, near Hebron.
Enis is a Palestinian
officer with the rank of second lieutenant serving in Palestinian
Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's special protection unit and acts
as one of Arafat's bodyguards whenever the latter is in
Bethlehem, Ramallah or Hebron.
Authority sent Enis to Algiers for military studies during 1995-99.
There he underwent various training courses, including a lengthy
one in sabotage, with emphasis on assembling and detonating
In recent months,
while he was serving as one of Arafat's bodyguards,
Enis joined a Tanzim group led by Marwan Zaloum. Since the events
of last October, this group has carried out many attacks in Hebron
involving shooting and the use of bombs activated by cellular phones.
During his interrogation,
Enis furnished information on his activities,
as well as those of his comrades.
Enis has admitted
- inter alia - to participating in the 9.7.2001 shooting attack
near Adorayim in which Maj. Shai Cohen was killed; Enis has provided
the names of others who were involved in the attack.
admitted having links to the activities of Salam Daraouwi and IbrahimVehaadna,
two Tanzim activists who were killed in Beit Tzafafa on 16.7.2001,
on their way to perpetrate an attack in Jerusalem.
days last month, Enis served as one of Arafat's bodyguards while
the latter was in Ramallah, i.e. he was engaged in terrorist activities
while he was carrying out his official functions.