Israeli security service Shin Bet announced over the weekend that it had arrested two Palestinian cousins suspected of stabbing and killing 19-year-old Jewish student Dvir Sorek last week.
The terrorist attack took place outside the Israeli settlement of Migdal Oz in the West Bank.
The two suspected terrorists are Nasir Asafra (24) and Qassem Asafra (30) from the West Bank village of Beit Kahil. One of them is believed to be connected to Hamas, but none of them have been arrested before, writes Yedioth Ahronot.
The cousins were asleep when they were arrested in the middle of the night. They must have been very surprised that the Israeli forces had managed to find them so quickly.
-They opened their eyes and saw me and several other soldiers with trained dogs in front of them. They were completely in shock with fear in their eyes. They could not believe we had found them, says the soldier who led the arrest of the terrorists.
Nasir’s brother Akrama and Qassem’s wife Ines were also arrested. They are suspected of helping the cousins after killing the Israeli teenager.
Sorek was found stabbed and killed on the night of Thursday 8 August. Sorek studied at a religious school, he traveled to Jerusalem to buy a gift for his rabbi. On the way back, he was brutally assaulted and killed.