Undercover unit arrests Hamas, Islamic Jihad operatives in Jenin raid

Operation is part of a series of overnight arrests in which security forces nabbed 44 suspects and seized weapons.

October 27, 2015 12:23
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Security forces seize large quantities of arms during the Jenin raid. (photo credit: SHIN BET)

Security forces led by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Border Police’s undercover unit in the West Bank arrested two wanted terrorist operatives in the Jenin refugee camp early Tuesday, on suspicion of planning attacks on the army.

Kais Sa’adi, 24, a wellknown Hamas operative, has carried out shooting attacks on the IDF, manufactured and planted explosives and trafficked weapons, the Shin Bet said. Sa’adi was arrested in the counterterrorism operation.

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Islamic Jihad operative Tair Jaradat, 29, was also arrested.

Security forces seized large quantities of arms during the Jenin raid, including an M16 assault rifle, ammunition clips, a handgun, a stun grenade, night-vision goggles and military vests.

In a separate raid, the Kfir infantry brigade’s Duchifat Battalion seized an M16, a handgun, hunting rifles, knives, ammunition and propaganda material in the village of Talat, southeast of Kalkilya.

The IDF, Judea and Samaria district police and Border Police arrested a total of 44 suspects in overnight raids.

Forty of them are suspected of taking part in unorganized terrorism and violent disturbances.

Two Hamas members were arrested in Bet Eiba, northwest of Nablus.

A third Hamas member was arrested in Mizra Al-Kabaliya, southwest of Ramallah.

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