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Kidnapper and Murderer of 3 Israeli Teens Arrested

Hussam Kawasme, the Hamas operative accused of orchestrated the June kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli teenagers, HYD, was arrested, the Israeli government announced.

From the JTA:

A West Bank man said to be the leader of the terrorist cell that kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in June was arrested.

A gag order on reporting the arrest, which took place more than three weeks ago, was lifted Tuesday evening, according to Israeli media.

Hussam Kawasme of Hebron was apprehended while attempting to flee to Jordan under a false identity with the help of his family, Ynet reported. Kawasme 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.

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6 Comments

  • 2. Arrested? wrote:

    Is there any death penalty at all in Israel or do we need to wait for Moshiach to see it done correctly?

    • 3. Milhouse wrote:

      In principle Israel has a death penalty, and in principle military tribunals have the authority to impose it, but in practise it will never happen. Eichmann was the only time it was used, and will probably be the only time. If any court or tribunal did sentence someone to death, I can guarantee that the High Court would suddenly “discover” that it’s illegal after all. (Israel’s most dangerous enemy is not Hamas, and not Fatah, and not Iran, it’s the High Court.)

  • 4. to Arrested - wait for Mashiach... wrote:

    In answer to your question, we need to wait ’till Mashaich… If Israel executed terrorists they would have no one to release as “good will gestures” to advance the “peace process”… Israel’s past “good will gestures” have met with quite a bit of good will in return…

  • 5. Anonymous wrote:

    GET RID OF HIM! MIDAH K’NEGED MIDAH! HE DIDN’T HESITATE TO KILL OUR 3 BEAUTIFUL YIDDISHE NESHAMOS, SO WHY DO WE HESITATE
    IN KILLING HOME. THIS IS UNFOUNDED KINDNESS THAT ONLY MAKES OUT ENEMIES DO MORE EVIL. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HOW MUCH MORE BLOODSHED FROM OUR KINDER?

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