Nashat Melham was accused of killing three Israelis and wounding at least three others in an attack of Sudden Jihad Syndrome. Some reports say Melham was shot dead at a mosque in a northern Arab town; other reports say he was killed outside a building he was using as a hideout. (Who cares where?)
Israeli media report that Melham attempted to escape and pointed a gun at officers. The police launched a massive manhunt after the shooting rampage, carrying out door to door searches in numerous locations.