IDF steps up hunt for 3 Muslim terrorists who murdered Golani Staff Sgt Amit Ben Ygal

BREAKING: At least 10 suspects have been arrested in the Arab village of Ya’bad as the IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police forces step up the hunt for the Muslim terrorists who murdered Golani Staff Sgt Amit Ben Ygal.

IDF forces searched the area and questioned residents in order to trace the terrorists’ footsteps, mostly focusing on their family.

Violent Muslim riots broke out during the manhunt, with Muslim terrorists throwing rocks at forces operating in the area.

At around 4 am, a unit from the Golani Reconnaissance Battalion arrived at the Arab village of Ya’bad near Jenin in northern Samaria to arrest four wanted Muslim terrorists.

About half an hour later, a large stone was dropped on them from a rooftop, critically injuring 21-year-old staff Seargent Amit Ben Yigal.

The IDF says he was wearing a helmet. He was evacuated via helicopter to the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, where he was pronounced dead.

Hundreds gathered Tuesday afternoon at the military section of the cemetery in Beer Yaakov for the funeral of Amit.

 

Defense Minister Naftali Bennet said the IDF will pursue the terrorists responsible for his death and bring them to justice.

“On behalf of myself and the citizens of Israel, I would like to send sincere condolences to the family of Amit Ben-Yigal, who was killed by depraved individuals during an operation last night. As has occurred in all the cases in recent years, the long arm of Israel will reach the terrorist and settle accounts with him,” PM Netanyahu said in a statement.

“At this difficult time, my thoughts are with the family of Master Sergeant Amit Ben Yigal who fell last night defending us all. Heartbroken at youth cut down in its prime. Our forces will reach the despicable terrorists and justice will be done. May his memory be a blessing,” President Reuven Rivlin tweeted.

In a similar terror attack in 2018, Duvdevan soldier Ronen Lubarsky died from critical injuries he sustained during a counter-terrorism operation in al-Amari when a Muslim terrorist, Islam Yusuf Abu Hamid threw a marble block at him from the third floor of a building.