Security forces announced on Monday the arrest of several Palestinian residents
of the Shuafat refugee camp, in north Jerusalem, on suspicion of a series of
recent Molotov cocktail and rock throwing attacks.
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The Shin Bet [Israel
Security Agency], Israel Police, and Border Police jointly carried out the
arrests in October and November, saying the men, some of whom are affiliated
with Hamas, carried out daily attacks on police in their area and in the nearby
Ras Hamis neighborhood.
Security forces said a sharp rise has occurred in
recent months in these types of attacks, prompting an investigation.
three main suspects, all linked to Hamas by the Shin Bet, have been named as
Ahmed Tzanduka, 18, Muhammed Tzalah, 20, and Malac Mahisan, 20.