Video: IDF Soldiers Arrest Senior Hamas Official


[media id=1817 width=400 height=300] The IDF released video footage today showing the overnight arrest of one of the founders of Hamas, Hassan Yousef, as Israel searched for leads on the whereabouts of three teenagers abducted at the end of last week.

Yousef was among more than 80 Palestinian arrested across the West Bank including former ministers and members of the Palestinian parliament.

In the video clip IDF paratroopers can be seen knocking on the door of the Yousef family home to gain entry and then escorting the suspect out to a waiting vehicle.

Lieutenant Uri Shapira of the Nachal Brigade, who commanded the arrest operation, explains in the video that his unit was tasked with arresting three suspects, the second on whom was Yousef.

Shapira’s troops conducted a sweep of the building before moving on to seek out a third suspect.

The arrests came as part of a massive search to find the three teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 19 – who were abducted on Thursday night as they hitchhiked near Chevron.

Today, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that Israel knows “for a fact” that Hamas was responsible for the kidnappings. Secretary of State John Kerry also said initial indications pointed toward the Gaza-based movement’s involvement.

Yousef is known as the father of Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Hamas defector who turned against the organization and converted to Christianity, going public about his experiences in a book, and more recently a film, “The Green Prince.”

Read more: The Times of Israel

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  1. This is a joke!!!

    They make silly arrests!!!

    The police messed up big time, the army is being politically correct in their search not to disturb the peace in the West Bank…

    Give me a break, if they don’t find them soon, the world will pressure Israel to back off and we can chas v’sholom see a Gilat Shalit repeat.

    They should have turned over the West Bank with 20 – 50 thousand soldiers, shut the water and electric on the West Bank and Gaza and make thousands of arrest and torture their brains out….

    Oh and why don’t the doctors working on Abbas wife screw up like the police? Where we need them to screw up, they seem to screwup by not screwing up…

    Dumb liberal leadership,

    Liberalism is a cancer.

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    We see the above words of Chazal