Real Clear Israel: Murderers of Henkin Couple Arrested


Published by: Arutz Sheva October 3, 2015

Written By: Hezki Ezra

Security sources reveal group of terrorists behind murder arrested, likely including those who actually pulled the trigger.


On Saturday security forces arrested the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin last Thursday night, according to securitysources.

The young couple was gunned down in front of their four children as they drove in their car just outside Itamar in Samaria, in an attack that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction has already claimed responsibility for.

Security sources say the group of terrorists arrested on Saturday likely includes those who physically conducted the murder and pulled the trigger, in addition to those planning and managing the logistics of the attack.

An investigation is ongoing, with further details still undisclosed.

The assumption among security sources is that the cell was highly trained and had been active in the region for several months, with its baselocated in Shechem (Nablus).

Numerous arrests have been conducted, and it is clear that a large terror infrastructure throughout Samaria was involved in the attack. As noted, a group of terrorists directly involved in the murder has been apprehended and is currently being interrogated.

A security source revealed that in addition to the arrests, IDF forces have been bolstered in Judea and Samaria, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the security and transportation ministers to rush the paving of side roads avoiding points of friction with Arab motorists so as to boost security.

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