Israeli Security Cabinet Convenes Following IDF Arrests of Hebron Terrorists
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant performed a situational analysis on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after the tragic death of 42-year-old Israeli mother Batsheva Nagari in a terror incident close to Hebron. Prior to the security cabinet meeting that Prime Minister Netanyahu had scheduled for later in the day, Gallant praised the security forces for their quick response.
As she was taking a ride from her house in Beit Hagai to Kiryat Arba on Route 60 in the West Bank, Nagari was fatally murdered in front of her 12-year-old daughter. The shooting shook the country, but quick action by the IDF, Shin Bet, and Border Police resulted in the detention of two Palestinians thought to be responsible.
The two Palestinians were detained at their family’s home in the southern area of Hebron after being initially questioned by Israeli security personnel. It was later discovered that they had connections to the incident. During the arrest, the attack’s weapon was also taken into custody. Whether the suspects were affiliated with a terrorist group is still unknown.
Despite the catastrophe, Nagari’s daughter survived the ordeal unscathed and immediately called for help. Aryeh Gottlieb, the 39-year-old driver of the car, was shot in the leg and had surgery at Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center. His status is critical but stable.
Defense Minister Gallant thanked the security forces for their work and promised that the terrorists involved would suffer harsh repercussions, saying they would “rot in prison for the rest of their lives.” He used social media to express his dedication to enhancing national security and going after individuals who pose a threat to the nation.
This latest incident emphasizes the persistent difficulties Israeli security personnel face and the necessity of preserving a vigorous response to terrorism in the area. As the country laments the loss of yet another innocent person due to terrorism-related violence, the topic is expected to be further discussed during the security cabinet meeting that has been called.