|The two suspects|
The Israel investigations bureau revealed that the two Palestinians, who allegedly killed a former Israeli army colonel, admitted to the charges.
Sraya Ofer was murdered in his home in Brosh, in the Jordan Valley, while his wife, Monic, managed to escape.
The two suspects have revealed during questioning that the killing was a deliberate terrorist attack.
The suspects told investigators they had come to Brosh two weeks before the killing to gather information.
When they learned that Ofer was a retired IDF officer, they decided to kill him.
“The killing was committed as a gift to the Palestinian people and Hamas prisoners. It was also a gift to God in honor of Eid al-Adha," the suspects said. Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday.
As we reported earlier, two Arab men were arrested and charged with murder after they admitted to killing a former Israeli army colonel, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.
The Shin Bet, Israel's security service, has announced today that they have arrested two Arabs for the Murder of IDF Col. (res.) Sraya Ofer in the Jordan Valley early this past Friday morning.
The two, Uda Farid Taleb, aged 18, and Bashir Ahmed Uda Haruv, aged 21, both from a village near Hebron, admitted they committed the murder, and implicated others during their investigation.
They further told of a failed attempt to commit the attack two weeks ago. This information complies with Monic Ofer's testimony about recent suspicious sightings of young Arabs around their home.
The murder weapons were recovered near the murder scene, together with other forensic findings.
The Shin Bet wishes to stress the investigation is still being conducted and that the motives for the attack are still unclear. They have not ruled out the possibility that the attack was criminal, a robbery gone badly.
Monic Ofer, still hospitalized because of the wounds she sustained during the attack, stated that "the State should act with extreme force to send a message to these people."
Ofer will be buried today at the Kfar Vitkin cemetery.