Sunday, November 15, 2015

15-Nov-15: An arrest after Friday's murderous attack on an Israeli family

Netanel Litman Z"L
From Israel National News this morning:
It has been cleared for publication that a joint security operation between the Shin Bet security forces and IDF Duvdevan counter-terrorism forces succeeded in capturing one of the terrorists behind in the murder of Rabbi Ya'akov Litman and his son Netanel on Friday. Security forces also seized what they believe to be the murder weapon, as well as the vehicle that was used in the shooting attack close to the town of Otniel. Under interrogation the terrorist implicated himself in the attack... This morning, it was further revealed that one of the terrorists actually opened the back passenger door of the car after peppering it with bullets, and came face-to-face with the family's 12-year-old daughter Moriah, who shouted "No!" The terrorist did not open fire, and security forces are investigating if this was the result of his weapon jamming... Moriah immediately recognized the terrorist's picture when she was shown a lineup of five suspects by Shin Bet security personnel.
The background is here:
R Ya'akov Litman Z"L
Ynet reports on the heart-rending eulogies delivered at last night's funerals for the father and son:
Hundreds of family and friends accompanied the father and son on their final journey, including President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, GOC Central Command Roni Numa, and Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan. The two slain Israelis were on their way with their family to wedding preparations ahead of daughter Sarah Tehiya's wedding when terrorists opened fire at their vehicle near the West Bank settlement of Otniel. A third family member, 16, was lightly wounded in the attack. Three of the family's girls and the mother, who witnessed the father and son shot, were lightly hurt and suffering from shock. [Ynet]

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