Breaking: IDF caught terror cell leader that kidnapped three Israeli teens; admits financing by Hamas Gaza
The IDF has caught the alleged leader of the terror cell that kidnapped and murdered Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach HY"D (May God Avenge their blood) in June. The terrorist, Hussam Kawasme, has admitted that Hamas in Gaza financed the operation
Kawasme, of Hebron, was apprehended while attempting to flee with the help of his family to Jordan under a false identity, Ynet reported.
He reportedly admitted to serving as the leader of the cell that
perpetrated the murders of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal
Yifrach. Kawasme said that funding for the attack, which he used to buy
weapons, came from Hamas in Gaza.
In his interrogation, Kawasme said he helped to bury the bodies on a
plot of land he had purchased two months prior to the murders. He then
helped the two men who drove the car and shot the teens to hide.
Security forces are still searching for the two men — Kawasme’s
brother, Marwan, and Omar Abu Aysha. Marwan Kawasme, who is active in
Hamas, was freed in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange and deported to
Gaza, The Times of Israel reported.
Another suspected cell member, Hussan Dofesh, also was arrested a month ago in Hebron.
Labels: Hamas, Hebron, kidnapping, murder, Palestinian terrorism