Shabak arrests 2 perpetrators of October 2000 Ramallah lynch
Shin Bet says two Palestinians involved in 2000 Ramallah lynching of IDF reservists among those arrested in joint security forces operation against Hamas infrastructure
IsraelDefense , August 9, 2012
12 years after the Ramallah police station lynch, in which two IDF reservists, Yosef Avrahami and Vadim Novesche, were brutally murdered, Shabak announced that Israeli security forces arrested two Palestinians who admitted their active involvement in the murder of the soldiers.
The two, Marwan Ibrahim Towfik Ma’adi, 51, and Yasser Ibrahim Muhammad Hatab, 40, are residents of the village Jifnah, north of Ramallah. According to information from the Shabak, the two were arrested in June in the framework of a joint operation with the involvement of Shabak, Israeli police and the IDF, against a large-scale Hamas organization operating in the Ramallah and Binyamin sector. Indictments were served four days ago against Ma’adi and Hateb at the Judea Military Court, and both have been charged with intentional manslaughter.
Both reservists were heading on their way back to the Binyamin regional brigade when they got lost and reached the outskirts of Ramallah, where they were attacked by an angry mob. In its announcement, the Shabak stated that “the arrest of both the people involved in the lynch proves that even after 12 years, the security forces are working to bring all those involved in the event to justice.”