Major operation underway: IDF steps up hunt for Muslim terrorists who murdered Dvir Sorek
HAPPENING NOW: IDF troops entered the Arab village of Beit Fajjar and raided several locations in search for three Muslim terrorists who brutally murdered 19-year-old IDF soldier and Yeshiva student Dvir Sorek on Thursday.
According to Arab reports, the IDF warned residents of the Arab village against assisting the terrorists.
In addition, the IDF confiscated a vehicle used by the Muslim terrorists to carry out the terror attack.
Additional details of a dramatic development are under gag order.
Earlier on Friday, PM Netanyahu said that security forces are closing in on the terrorist cell which murdered Dvir Sorek.
“We’re going to catch these murderers. According to a report I just received within the last hour, we’re closing in on them. It won’t take very long,” Netanyahu said.
Dvir was a student at a religious seminary in the Jewish community of Migdal Oz, and had joined the IDF while continuing his studies, in a program known in Hebrew as “hesder”, which combines Torah studies with military service.
Dvir’s body was found with multiple stab wounds in the early hours of the morning on the side of a road near the seminary where he studied. The soldier was neither armed nor in uniform when his body was found.
The terror attack was carried out as Dvir was making his way from the square near the entrance to the Jewish community of Efrat to the nearby community of Migdal Oz.
The Muslim terrorists are believed to have followed Dvir in a vehicle before murdering him and fleeing the scene.