Israeli security forces arrested early on Sunday, four Palestinians suspected of carrying out the deadly attack last week that killed a settler and wounded two others in the northern West Bank.
Yehuda Dimantman, 22, was shot dead late Thursday when the car he was in had been ambushed near the illegal West Bank outpost of Homesh as he was making his way from a yeshiva to his home in the settlement of Shavei Shomron.
After a two-day manhunt, the men were arrested along with two others, suspected of aiding them in their escape and the weapons used in the attack were also found on the premises.
All four were being interrogated by the Shin Bet domestic security agency "for further investigation," while the weapon of the suspect who carried out the shooting was captured.
The alleged terrorists were captured in a house in the village of Silat al-Harithiya, north of the West Bank city of Jenin after they surrendered without a fight.
Officials said the attack was probably planned in advance.
Dimantman succumbed to gunshot wounds while being rushed to hospital, while two others suffered light injuries.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was present in the command center overseeing the joint IDF, Shin Bet and police operation that ended with the arrest of the two suspected terrorists.
"Every terrorist must know Israel will settle the score and there is no where to hide," Bennett said.
The developments come after weeks of spiking Israeli-Palestinian violence. Earlier this month, a Palestinian attacker stabbed and seriously wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew outside Jerusalem's Old City. And just over a week before that, a Hamas militant opened fire in the Old City, killing an Israeli man.
Associated Press contributed to this report
First published: 07:36, 12.19.21