An elite Border Police undercover unit entered the West Bank town of Tamun,
northeast of Nablus, and arrested an Islamic Jihad suspect on Tuesday morning,
according to army sources.
The sources dismissed Palestinian reports that
the unit had been uncovered by locals, saying that when it carried out the
arrest, the unit dropped its cover as planned, and that the incident was not
During the searches, the army sources said, violent disturbances
broke out. Security forces fired rubber bullets to keep rioters at
An IDF spokeswoman said in an official statement that the Islamic
Jihad member arrested was Morad Beni Uda, adding that he was taken for
“An illegal, violent disturbance involving dozens of rioters
broke out, involving rock throwing. The IDF responded with riot dispersal
means,” the spokeswoman said.
Five Palestinians were lightly injured and
two soldiers were very lightly injured during the clashes. The soldiers did not
require hospital care, and received medical treatment on the scene.
was not immediately clear whether the second terror suspect had been arrested.