The Shin Bet, IDF and Judea and Samaria district police uncovered an extensive
Hamas terror structure in Ramallah and the Binyamin region, and arrested
suspects including two men who confessed to taking part in the brutal October
2000 lynching of two IDF soldiers, security forces announced
Arrests were made in June of Palestinian security suspects,
some of whom formed a Hamas field command in that region of the West Bank,
Two of those questioned confessed to being involved in the
beating to death of IDF reservists Yossi Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhitz at the PA
Ramallah police station, where the two were taken after getting lost.
two suspects were charged at the Judea Military Court on August 5, police
“We notified the families of the victims about the arrests after
the investigation, and before publication of it. We acted with sensitivity,”
police spokesman Dudi Asraf added.
“We told the families that the Israel
Police and the security forces have not forgotten their sons, and that those
involved in the crime will be tried irrespective of the 12 years that passed
since the crime was committed,” Asraf said.