They didn’t escape justice.
Murderers of the Three Teens Eliminated
By Arutz Sheva First Publish: 9/23/2014, 7:26 AM
Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu Eisha of Hevron, who abducted and murdered three yeshiva boys Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Frenkel in June, were located and killed in exchange of gunfire.
The operation was carried out by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) along with the Yamam, a special unit of the Border Police, and the IDF. An attempt was made to arrest the susects but an exchange of fire developed in which they were killed.
In the last few days, several Hamas suspects were arrested and questioned on the assumption that they were assisting the fugitives.
Kawasmeh’s close relative Hussam was arrested in Jerusalem in August for planning the attack, which was carried out physically by Marwan, along with Amer Abu-Eisha.
The abduction and murder reportedly was planned by a third Kawasmeh, Mahmoud, along with Hussam, under the support of Hamas’s military branch, the Al-Qassam Brigades, through their branches both in Gaza and abroad.
The Brigades transferred funds via Mahmoud to purchase a car with an Israeli license plate, weapons and hideouts which were arranged in advance,according to the sources. They added that the three Israeli teens were buried on land purchased by the Kawasmeh family long before the attack.
Israeli security sources reported that Hussam admitted in investigation to having shaven his beard off and obtained a forged passport in an attempt to flee the country to Jordan.
After going missing on June 12, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and 16-year-old classmates Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel, were declared kidnapped the next day.
Suspicion immediately fell on Hamas after intelligence pointed towards the involvement of Kawasmeh and Abu-Eisha, whose names were publicized two weeks later.