Within the framework of Operation Defensive Shield, within the past few days security forces have arrested two operatives of the Popular Front suspected of murdering reserve soldier Staff Sargent Yaakov Krentzel from Nahariyah. The two suspects, Yasin Karacki and Rami Issa from the town of Salam, confessed to the murder which occurred on the first of April 2001 during their interrogation. Yaakov Krentzel was shot to death in an attack which the two carried out against an I.D.F. position close to the town of Salam which is in the Jenin district. The two will stand trial.