The murder of a young Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank this week caused a stir in Israel. The body of Dvir Zorek, 19, was found near the religious school where he was studying in the Gush Etzion settlement block. The security services announced Saturday that it had arrested two suspects, including a Hamas member, while incidents involving the Islamist movement increased this Sunday morning with gunfire leading to the death of a Palestinian.
The manhunt lasted less than 48 hours, says our correspondent in Jerusalem, Marine Vlahovic . After finding the body of the young soldier-a student in a yeshiva in Migdal Oz- on Thursday morning on the outskirts of a colony in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli security forces conducted intensive research in the area and finally announced, on Saturday, the arrest of two suspects.
They are two cousins, aged 24 and 30, from Beit Kahil, a small village north of Hebron. One of them is a member of Hamas according to Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service. An affirmation that has not been confirmed on the Palestinian side.
A Sunday potentially under tension
The Islamist movement in power in the Gaza Strip is also involved in an attempt to infiltrate Israel that killed four of its activists on Saturday. And this Sunday morning, the Israeli army announces that one of its tanks fired on a Hamas military post in Gaza and that an armed Palestinian opened fire on Israeli soldiers at the border. The man, aged 26, was killed announces the Israeli army.
This Sunday is a busy day in Jerusalem because of the simultaneous celebration of Eid al-Adha Muslim and Ticha Beav, the Jewish commemoration of the destruction of the Temple