The Shin Bet had been investigating him in the belief that he ran a major Hamas network in the West Bank, headed by Riad Nasser of Deir Qadis, near Ramallah, and that he was behind the kidnapping.Following this line of investigation may have delayed the capture of Hussam al-Qarasme, who was only arrested on 10 July. Goldberg, the military indictment contains no evidence of orders from Hamas itself and strengthens the thesis that the incident was organized by the Qawasmeh family alone from start to finish.After the kidnap of the Israeli teens, Israel commenced Operation Brother's Keeper in the West Bank.Israel killed 9 Palestinians and raided 1300 properties including commercial and residential buildings.On 25 July, BBC correspondent Jon Donnison tweeted that Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld stated that the kidnappings did not occur on the orders of, or with the knowledge of the Hamas leadership, and that the crime was the action of a "lone cell".
Israeli forces opened fire on the building and reportedly called on the two suspects to come out.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The leader of an Israeli extremist anti-coexistence group was arrested for allegedly threatening Jewish women in relationships with Arab men.
Benzi Gopstein, leader of the Lehava organization, was arrested late Saturday night following a police raid on his home.
In August 2015, the police detained and questioned Gopstein after he announced his support for the torching of churches and mosques.
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