Palestinian cell nabbed for Israeli soldier’s murder. Hamas role played down

The Palestinian terrorists accused of murdering 19-year old Israeli soldier Dvir Sorek on Friday at Gush Etzion were captured on Saturday, Aug. 10, in a village near Hebron. A large military force placed a cordon around the Palestinian village of Bet Kahil outside Hebron early Saturday. Acting on intelligence data, the troops homed in on the Al-Asafra family home. Hidden in a washing machine, they discovered the knife identified as the weapon used by the murderers to kill the young soldier. Evidence of the crime was also found in the family car which was impounded. Four members of the Al-Asafra family were taken into custody, three men and a woman. The primary suspects of the murder are Nazir Saleh Khalil Asafra, 24, who is a known Hamas activist, and Qassem Aref Khalil Asafra, 30. Both confessed to the crime under interrogation. The other two were accomplices.
The arrests sparked an uproar in the Palestinian village with local youth attacking the soldiers. The disorder was broken up with the help of stun grenades and tear gas.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the official Israeli statements and comments released Saturday night after the arrests reflect efforts by the security service and the IDF to avoid highlighting the Al Asafra family’s known membership of the Hamas terrorist organization. This same tendency was conspicuous in the IDF spokesman’s communique on the thwarting of an armed Palestinian incursion from the Gaza Strip before dawn on Saturday. At no point was Hamas identified as having orchestrated the foiled incursion, although the four Palestinians acted like a unit, were heavily armed with a Kalashnikov, an RPG, hand grenades, wire cutters, food and medical supplies indicating plans for a lengthy operation against targets in Israel. Neither did any Israeli official connect this failed Palestinian terrorist incursion with the murder of Dvir Sorek 24 hours earlier. Any such linkage would have led inexorably to the conclusion that Hamas has launched a fresh two-pronged terror campaign against Israel both from the Gaza Strip and on the West Bank.

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25 thoughts on “Palestinian cell nabbed for Israeli soldier’s murder. Hamas role played down

  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:13 at 21:13
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    Mideast History of Palestinians, Nations that Invited Palestinians were subjected to a Criminal Violent Culture & were Expelled! Hamas Gaza is a Palestinians Prison Fearful of their Own Leaders?

    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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      Our life as Palestinian educators is very very hard! There are only couple hours of school, but many points to teach to the children the beauty of martyrdom. Without the wonderful help from UNRWA we would have never reached the efficiency of today.

      It touches my heart to see 99% of my pupils, now adults, knifing and shooting like expert mujaheddin, all because of good our dedication to motivate the young since kindergarten.

      May Allah bless the UNRWA people, their contribution was truly essential in our jihad all along these generations, they are part of our fight to exterminate Jews, true comrades.

      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 0:43 at 0:43
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        That is a treatise of evil, vicious mental illness. Sorry for you but more sorry for your intended victims. May they, the indigenous people ofthe region, victimized for centuries by the very people who seek to eliminate them once again, fight back successfully.

        • Aug 11, 2019 @ 3:27 at 3:27
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          are you affirming that the ottoman turks victimized the people of palestine for centuries?

        • Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:53 at 5:53
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          Anti Semitism is a disease. You catch it from racist, depraved Jews.

        • Aug 11, 2019 @ 9:57 at 9:57
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          I think this is not real and literal written by a terrorist ally. Rather it is a tongue in cheek set of barbs toward UNRWA…a well deserved set.

        • Aug 12, 2019 @ 5:22 at 5:22
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          @ Musing, I think you missed Alisha’s point. Entirely…

      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 3:25 at 3:25
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        Yours is a culture of death, so civilized people will gladly send you to your virgins.

      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 14:41 at 14:41
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        @alisha:with the help af afd in germany and our beloved breivik,we will rescucitate heydrich and get rid of the adepts of the religion of peace

      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 16:19 at 16:19
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        Ya hmara!! Teaching hate and murder is a great thing for your children?! You will never be a nation. You will never amount to anything. You are backstabbers and you will always be losers. Your dreams are grossly misplaced. And for the UN to be encouraging this behavior is a crying shame. As an American I cringe at this notion to know that my contribution to the UN is going to you!!! People like you should not exist on this planet.

  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:52 at 21:52
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    Incitement to kill Jews with a purse attached, pension for life, is the driver of terror. Not enough done to break Abbas who is of no value as a partner for peace since there could be no such thing. Annex C, Smash Abbas and Grab all his funds, using the money to allocate to tribal heads to establish emirates

    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:59 at 21:59
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      Maybe Abbas does not have a house, to tear it down, as is the normal retribution for terrorists?

      Or, the law does not apply because he’s the father of terrorism, and there are no indications for fathers?

      • Aug 10, 2019 @ 22:06 at 22:06
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        Please, Israel. S3nd the murderstinians a message. Blot out every member of that family who hss any connecti9n to the murder id Dvir Sorek. Destroy them cruelly.

    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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      Dear Towelheads, Crawl back under your rock

  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 21:55 at 21:55
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    The Bibi kept his word! Long live The Bibi!

    There is only one Bibi, The Bibi, also known as longest (democratically) reigning PM.

  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 22:01 at 22:01
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    Alisha

    May Allah bless you for the path you have taken that has cost your people dear land and living free.

    You made it easy for the Jews to reclaim their own ancestral homelands, they had otherwise been prepared to let you live on. You are probably too involved to appreciate what I say, but I bless you for helping make the promise made to Jews thousands of years ago a reality.. And I shall gather the exiles and bring them to the land of their fathers from the four corners of the earth..

    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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      Truth a great reply to Alisha! Here in the US we can see the Republicans are winning not because of what they do, they don’t seem to do much of anything to support President Trump. But because the Democrats are so angry they have destroyed any chance they had.

  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09
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    The great Bibi show goes on….
    Only when the iranian medieval nazi dictators will attack Israel , the israeli citizens will realize that Bibi was but a fearful smarttalker, tricking them all…

    Bibi might be Israels biggest present problem+ danger …

    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 23:38 at 23:38
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      Tragically, must agree with you 100%, – wake up, Israel !

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 0:22 at 0:22
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    bibi takes no credit he would sell you his house for a shekel to allow him to stay in power & the moon & stares if he could

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 2:11 at 2:11
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    Execute the islamo-terrorists. Raze their houses. Build Jewish/Israeli homes in their place.
    Repeat.

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 3:38 at 3:38
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    Very well done Shin Bet the unseen shield!

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 5:23 at 5:23
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    Unfortunately the Jews not only resist but they also fight back without shame.
    Therefor we need to provide the BDS movement with tanks and jets and perhaps couple submarines.

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 16:21 at 16:21
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    Alisha Ya hmara!! Teaching hate and murder is a great thing for your children?! You will never be a nation. You will never amount to anything. You are backstabbers and you will always be losers. Your dreams are grossly misplaced. And for the UN to be encouraging this behavior is a crying shame. As an American I cringe at this notion to know that my contribution to the UN is going to you!!! People like you should not exist on this planet.

  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:41 at 11:41
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    Nothing but love and respect for the Palestinian resistance! Viva la resistance.

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