Israel reveals arrest of leader of Hamas cell that murdered 3 teens

The kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens. Credit: IDF.

( Israel announced the arrest of Hussam Kawasme, the leader of a three-member Hamas terror cell that kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Frenkel.

Kawasme was arrested more than three weeks ago, but a gag order on the development was not lifted until Tuesday night, according to reports. Israel is still searching for the two other members of Kawasme’s cell—his brother, Marwan, and Omar Abu Aysha. 

The three Israeli boys were kidnapped and murdered June 12 while trying to hitchhike from a bus stop in Gush Etzion.

Posted on August 5, 2014 .