Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Remaining Two Kidnappers Of Three Israeli Teens Brought to Justice
Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha,two Hamas operatives responsible for the kidnap and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach (HY"D) were finally found hiding out in Hebron by the Shin Bet and IDF soldiers from the Yamam anti-terrorism unit.
The two opened fire on the Israelis during the arrest attempt and were both killed in the fire fight that followed.
“Two members of the Izz A-Din al-Qasam brigades, Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha, were killed after a journey of sacrifice and giving,” Hamas spokesman Hussam Badran said in a statement. “This is the path of resistance and we walk it side by side.”
The IDF made its usual error in turning the bodies back over to the Arabs. What they should have received is an unmarked hole in the desert somewhere with a nice piece of pork in their mouths.
Instead, the two had a huge heroes' funeral in Hebron featuring mourners waving Palestinian and Hamas flags, s pretty much the standard response when one of the Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians murders a Jew and is killed doing it. They're 'holy martyrs.' And of course, role models.
Kawasme’s brother, Hussam, was arrested on July 11 for masterminding the operation, and told the Shin Bet that Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha came to his house on the night of the attack after killing the three teens, and that he helped Marwan and Abu Aysha escape and hide.
Hussam also admitted to receiving money for the attack from Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, after initially denying they were responsible finally admitted that this was their 'operation.'
The parents of the three Israeli victims received a personal call from Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu, telling them what had happened and that justice had been done. The mother of one of the victims reportedly said that at least there's some closure, some light at the end of the tunnel for her now.
Speaking of justice, You may remember a piece I wrote about three weeks ago asking this question; Will Eric Holder Extradite A Hamas Terrorist Involved In Murdering A US Citizen?.
The Hamas terrorist in question was this man, Hamas West Bank commander, Saleh al-Arouri, who lives in Turkey and was the financier,control and planning contact for the Hamas cell thast murdered the three Israeli boys, including Naftali Fraenkel, an American citizen.
The Israelis asked Holder to use the current extradition treaties between Turkey and the U.S. to have al-Arouri extradited to the U.S. as an accessory to Frankel's murder, since Turkey supports Hamas and will not honor extradition requests from Israel. Israel could then have him extradited from the US to face similar charges in Israeli courts.
Holder has not done so. Nor apparently, will he.
Another point I mentioned in this article was that according to U.S. law, the FBI is required to investigate the death of an American citizen overseas. That policy has never been implemented when either Fatah or Hamas have been the perpetrators. And it was not implemented in the case of the murder of Naftali Fraenkel.