This is how to deal with terrorismeliminated.
The operation was carried out by the Yamam, a special unit of the Border Police, and the IDF, in Hevron. An attempt was made to arrest the suspects but an exchange of fire developed in which they were killed.
The operation was made possible by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), which located the murderers' hideout. In the last few days, several Hamas suspects were arrested and questioned on the assumption that they were assisting the fugitives.
"We have been pursuing these two since the abduction,” said Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brig. Gen. Tamir Yadai. “Last night the investigation ripened as regards their location and we have been surrounding the place where they were hiding since 1:00 a.m. We killed them and there are arrests of several other collaborators.”
"We began areesting suspects and at the same time we applied [IDF] 'pressure cooker' protocol on the house. It is a big house and they hid out in a secret arms store on the basement floor. The floor is not visible from the outside. At one stage they went outside and opened fire. One was shot and the other fell inside, into a hole.”
"There was use of weapons, like hand grenades and the deployment of explosives that were prepared ahead of time,” he added. “We know that they have been staying in this location quite a lot in the last few days. We know for certain that they were not here the whole time. They had weapons like M-16s, a Kalachnikov and handguns, too.”Thank God they weren't arrested. Thank God they were killed. I only wish they had died a slow and painful death.
The families of the three murdered Israeli teens are also relieved.
"Throughout the period [after the murders], there were two people going around there with two pistols and automatic weapons, who have nothing to lose," [Racheli Frenkel - mother of Naftali HY"D] recounted to Walla! News Tuesday morning. "We were afraid that more innocent people would be hurt, and we are pleased that this was resolved without any injuries to our soldiers."
"We know that the Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency - ed.] and the military were working on it intensely," she added. "I'm glad they were able to accomplish their mission without harming soldiers."May all of Your enemies be so eliminated O God.