Hossam Kawasmeh, a resident of Hebron, was arrested three weeks ago under suspicion of murder and kidnapping of three Israeli teens, Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. The arrest was cleared for publication on Tuesday night.
Kawasmeh attempted to flee to Jordan with fake identification once the bodies of the teens were found. During interrogation, Kawasmeh admitted that he had acted as the leader of the murder in which Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eisha are also suspects. Hossam said that he obtained funding for the attack from Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip.