Hevron stabbers: 15 and 17-year-old Palestinians

Terrorists named as teen cousins from Hevron; one had joined an Islamist group with goals similar to ISIS's.

Tova Dvorin,

Terror attack near Hevron (archive)
Terror attack near Hevron (archive)
Flash 90

The terrorists behind the Hevron stabbing attack Thursday night were a pair of teen cousins living in the city in Judea, it was cleared for publication Friday. 

Mustafa and Taher Fanoun, 15 and 17, arrived at a security checkpoint in Hevron's Tel Rumeida neighborhood overnight and stabbed a soldier; IDF forces shot them dead at the scene. 

Taher posted to his Facebook page that he is a member of the "Hizab a-Tahrir" - a group which advocates an Islamist Caliphate, like Islamic State (ISIS) - and urged his fellow Palestinian Arabs to wage attacks in the name of establishing a state under Islamist Sharia law. 

In addition, a suicide note was found on one of the terrorist's bodies, Walla! News reports.

Addressed to the boy's father, the terrorist stated he wants to be a "martyr," praised other "marytrs" from the current terror wave, and hoped his father will be proud of him. 




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