As Dvir Sorek’s loved ones and fellow Israelis mourned the young man’s murder at the hands of Palestinian terrorists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the killers would soon face justice. That promise was kept, as the killers were caught within two days of their heinous act. The Times of Israel’s Jacob Magid tells us how, worried that the killers would strike again, Israel’s security forces worked together to quickly nab the murderers:
Tags: Border Police Dvir Sorek IDF Israel Jacob Magid Palestinians Shin Bet Terrorism Times of Israel
Less than 48 hours after the body of 18-year-old Dvir Sorek was found on the side of the road near the West Bank settlement of Migdal Oz early Thursday, Israeli security forces apprehended the two suspects in the murder.
In a report Sunday, Channel 12 news detailed how a joint Shin Bet, Border Police and Israel Defense Forces operation nabbed Nasir and Qasseem Asafra off-guard and in their beds Saturday morning.
Immediately upon the discovery of Sorek’s body, which was riddled with stab wounds, Israeli forces established a makeshift war room through which all information gathered by the various units involved was funneled.
IDF trackers arrived at the scene outside Migdal Oz to determine the type of vehicle the terrorists used, the number of assailants involved and signs of a possible struggle between the victim and his killers.
Intelligence analysts from the Shin Bet and the IDF’s 8200 Unit studied the CCTV footage collected from roadside cameras at and around the scene, leading them to a theory regarding the type of vehicle used as well as the escape route taken by the assailants after the attack.
Subsequently, ground forces from the Givati brigade as well as the Egoz and Duvdevan reconnaissance units were dispatched to the Hebron area with the initial conclusion that the suspects had fled south.
Within 24 hours, security forces zeroed in on the village of Beit Kahil, where they believed the suspects were hiding.
The identities of the attackers were known by Friday evening.
Shortly thereafter, security forces succeeded in locating the two homes in Beit Kahil where the suspects were hiding…