Israeli forces found and arrested, within 48 hours, the two terrorists who murdered the 19-year-old student Dvir Sorek last Thursday evening. From the moment Dvir’s body was found, the security forces were working non-stop to find the ones responsible. The IDF found the terrorists fast asleep in their beds when they came to arrest them.
Shabak (Israel Security Agency) worked tirelessly together with the Israeli Police and the IDF in searching for the terrorists.
The terrorists are Nassir Salah Khalil Issafara, a 24-year-old Hamas terrorist, and 30-year-old Qassam Aaraf Khalil Issafara, both from the village of Beit Kahil in the Hebron hills.
IDF troops found the vehicle the terrorists used in the attack to run into Dvir, knock him to the ground and then stab him to death. They impounded thecar for further investigation.
During the arrest, local villagers rioted hurling rocks towards IDF troops and security forces, who responded with riot dispersal methods.
“The IDF will continue to operate in order to preserve the security in the area, thwart any terror attempts and arrest assailants,” an IDF statement said.
PM Netanyahu Statement
“I want to thank you for your contribution to the capture of the murderers of Dvir Sorek,” said Netanyahu. “As soon as we knew the details [of the murder], I said with great certainty that it would not take us long to get our hands on the murderers.”
“That’s how you’ve done it in recent years – all of the murderers, without exception, have been captured. Whenever evil terrorists have cut short the lives of innocent Israelis, it did not take much time before we got them.”
The Prime Minister noted that within 48 hours of the discovery of Sorek’s body Thursday, the two terrorists were captured, adding that their homes had been inspected by army engineers, and would soon be demolished.
“You got to the murderers of Dvir Sorek within 48 hours. We’ve mapped out the terrorists’ homes, and soon we’ll destroy them.”