IDF captures Muslim terrorist who murdered Golani soldier Amit Ben Ygal
BREAKING: Several suspects were arrested overnight in the Arab village of Ya’bad in northern Samaria, as part of the hunt for three Muslim terrorists who threw a large rock from the roof of a home and murdered Golani First Sgt Amit Ben Ygal.
According to officials, one of the arrested is the terrorist who threw the rock at Ben Yigal’s face.
Officials estimate that the terrorist who murdered the combat soldier is in the hands of the Shin Bet, the domestic security agency.
However, security officials noted that it’s difficult to identify the terrorist since most of the arrested are members of the same family. At this point, they deny any connection to the terror attack.
Shortly after the attack, the area was closed and the IDF in collaboration with the Shin Bet carried out the arrest of suspects from the same family.
BREAKING Several suspects were arrested overnight as part of the hunt for 3 Muslim terrorists who threw a large rock from the roof of a home and murdered Golani First Sgt Amit Ben Ygal. 1 of the arrested is the terrorist who threw the rock at Amit. https://t.co/uL5xMBgHSj pic.twitter.com/WGAyeq7zyr
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A third wave of arrests was made overnight, with more than 13 suspects arrested and transferred to the Shin Bet for questioning.
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. https://t.co/tqlLafKs6m pic.twitter.com/cS80KbTCGU
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On Tuesday at around 4 am, a unit from the Golani Reconnaissance Battalion arrived at the Arab village of Ya’bad near Jenin 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 Ygal.
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.