A third possible suspect in the abduction and murder of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) was arrested Sunday, after a news expose revealed the man's connection to the case. Undercover police officers arrested Hamas member and suspect Hussam Dufash early Sunday morning, Walla! News reports, after the news agency reported Friday that he had been absent from his home since the night of the abduction (June 12) and was linked to the abduction.
Shorlty after the report aired, Dufash contacted Walla! News and claimed that he is not a suspect, that he is at home, and that those who want to arrest him are free to do so. Dufash was arrested less than 24 hours later at a Hevron bar, reportedly while watching the World Cup.