Almost one month after the horrific murder of former IDF colonel Sraya Ofer in the Jordan Valley, the murderers have finally began talking - and have not expressed a single statement of remorse, Channel 2 reports.
Previous reports by Channel 2 also revealed that Ofer had encountered his murderers two weeks earlier, when they approached his home. Police allegedly were not diligent in following up on his report of suspicious activity.
Bashir Harob, 21, from the Arab settlement of Deir Samt near Hevron, is the main defendant in the res. Colonel's murder. With an extension of his incarceration in the military court near Meggido, he took the court back to the night of the murder.
"We approached his house; his dog barked. When we encountered him, we pulled him out of his house and began to fight," Harob stated. "We came to steal, but the going got tough. In the end we just killed him with an axe."
Harob's statements directly contradict what he said during the initial stages of the investigation, where he declared that he murdered Ofer "as a gift to the Palestinian people" in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Adha.
Harob's accomplice confirmed that statement. Harob later added, "I regret nothing. I regretted it at first, but not now."