The Shin Bet security service said that two suspects have been arrested in the killing of IDF soldier Dvir Sorek in the West Bank, following intelligence and operational activity.
The detainees are members of the same family and both from the West Bank town of Beit Kahil i teh Hebron area – Nazir Salah Khalil Atsafra, a 24-year-old Hamas activist, and Kassem Araf Khalil Atsafra, aged 30.
The two are considered the main suspects in the murder of the 18-year-old earlier last week. Two other people suspected of aiding them have also been detained.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised intelligence and security forces for locating and arresting the suspects.
“We will continue to fight terrorism intensely on all fronts,” he wrote on his Twitter account. Read more at Ynet.