IDF says additional suspects arrested over Esther Horgen’s murder

The military says additional suspects have been detained for questioning in the suspected terrorist murder of an Israeli woman in the West Bank earlier this week.

A statement from the Israel Defense Forces doesn’t specify how people were detained. The Shin Bet security service announced the arrest of a Palestinian suspect earlier today.

Col. Yair Peli, the head of the Menashe Regional Brigade, says the detainees are suspected accomplices in the apparent killing of Esther Horgen, a mother of six from the Tal Menashe settlement.

“The soldiers of the brigade and the IDF will continue to act to close the circle around all those involved and will work to destroy the terrorist’s home,” Peli is quoted saying in the statement.

— Alexander Fulbright