Killers of US Tourist Arrested

Police have arrested three Arab terrorists for a number of attacks, including the murder of U.S. tourist Christine Logan late last year.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , | updated: 11:14

Soldiers search for Arab attackers
Soldiers search for Arab attackers
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Police and the IDF have arrested three Arab terrorists for a number of attacks, including the murder of U.S. tourist Christine Logan two month ago. One of the detainess is a former Arab prisoner whom Israel freed. Five other members of the same terror cell also were arrested.

The arrests were carried out in December, but the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) slapped a gag order on the capture until Wednesday morning. The terrorists said they killed Logan and stabbed a companion, a British Christian, in revenge for the assassination of Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai a year ago.

Logan, also known as Lucken, and Kaye Susan Wilson were on a hike in the Beit Shemesh area, southwest of Jerusalem, when the two terrorists, residents of the Hevron area, stabbed them. Wilson saved her life by pretending to be dead while Logan’s screamed spelled her death sentence.

Wilson also inadvertently helped the police find their attackers, one of whom she managed to stab with a small pocketknife she was carrying. The bloodstains at the scene allowed the police to identify the attacker's DNA, leading to his capture.

The IDF said the terrorists were able to enter the scene of the attack through a gap in th separation/security barrier northwest of Hevron.

After the a murder of Logan, police refused to categorically state that it was a terrorist attack, stating they were examining other motives, but they never explained what they might have been.

After their arrest, one of the terrorists also confessed to murdering Neta Blatt, a teacher, near Beit Shemesh last February.

The terrorists also are suspected of two other attempted murders, rape, attempted rape, 14 thefts and break-ins, and the shooting at an IDF vehicle.




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