Muslim terrorist who murdered Golani soldier Amit Ben Ygal captured

BREAKING – Cleared for Publication: The Shin Bet in a joint operation with the IDF and the Israeli Police captured the Muslim terrorist who threw a large rock from the roof of a home and murdered Golani First Sgt Amit Ben Ygal three weeks ago. He has been interrogated ever since.

“We can confirm that after a large-scale operation with Israel’s security services, our soldiers have arrested the assailant who killed 21-year-old Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal during operational activity last month. We will continue in the fight against terror,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.

The Muslim terrorist has been identified as Nazmi Abu Bakr, a 49-year-old resident of the Arab village of Ya’bad in northern Samaria, who lives in the building from which the rock that hit Amit was thrown.

The IDF said in a statement that the terrorist was arrested immediately after the terror attack.

He had been one of several suspects of throwing the rock, but in recent days, he confessed.

Amit’s family has been notified, the statement says.

PM Netanyahu said: “I would like to commend the IDF, the ISA and the security services for apprehending the reprehensible murderer of the late Amit Ben-Yigal. I have given the order to demolish the home of this murderer. Whoever tries to attack us – we will find him, sooner or later. In recent years you have seen that it is sooner.”

On 12th May 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.

He was evacuated via helicopter to the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, where he was pronounced dead.