18.04.2011 14.Nisan, 5771
This case also proves there are still people who are highly motivated to carry out terrorist attacks, even among Palestinians whose daily lives have significantly improved in recent years following a reduction in checkpoints and raids.
The breakthrough in the investigation of the Itamar murders marks a significant achievement for the Israeli security forces, especially the Shin Bet. The fact that the two suspects have been located and detained means they can be put to trial, which will hopefully restore deterrence in the West Bank and reduce the risk of any Israelis carrying out revenge attacks.
The Shin Bet security service briefed the press yesterday morning, and soon after asked the court to lift the gag order that had been imposed on the investigation. But they were far too late….