IDF arrests 17 suspects - including 7 Hamas members in security sweeps across the West Ban

May 19, 2015 07:21


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The IDF arrested 17 security suspects in overnight security sweeps across the West Bank between Monday and Tuesday.

Ten of the suspects allegedly took part in unorganized violence and disturbances targeting civilians and members of the security forces, the army said. Seven suspects are Hamas members, it added. Two Hamas members were arrested in Far'a, northeast of Nablus.

Two additional Hamas members were arrest in Jaba'a southwest of Jenin.

Arrests of other suspects were made Azoun, east of Kalkilya, Al-Khader, west of Bethlehem, and Al-Aroub, southwest of Bethlehem.

 A Hamas member was arrested in Beth Fajar, southwest of Bethlehem, and three more suspects - two of them Hamas men - were taken into custody in Hebron, the IDF Spokesman Unit said. 

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