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  8/10/2014, Av 14, 5774

Teen Abduction Mastermind Still at Large in Gaza?


Palestinian Authority (PA) security officials revealed Sunday that a Hamas terrorist expelled to Gaza in the Gilad Shalit deal was in fact behind the abduction and murder of Gilad Sha'ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) on June 12.

The sources told Walla! that Mahmoud Ali Kawasmeh, a known Hamas terrorist, initiated the murder and helped to plan and transfer funds to carry it out. The horrific murder appears to have largely been a family affair; it was reported last Tuesday that Kawasmeh's brother Hussam was arrested in Jerusalem for planning the attack, which was carried out physically by another Kawasmeh brother, Marwan, along with Amar Abu-Eisha.