IDF beefs up Hebron presence after soldier's death

September 23, 2013 13:44

The Israel Defense Forces bolstered its troops in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, hours after an IDF soldier was shot dead by a Palestinian sniper near the city's Jewish Quarter.

 The IDF arrested two terrorism suspects as part of its increase in security sweeps. The two who were taken into custody overnight, are not believed to be directly related to the shooting of Staff-Sgt. Gabriel Kobi.A senior security source said the arrests are part of a firmer army policy in Hebron as a result of Sunday's deadly attack.

The two suspects were found to be in possession of hunting rifles, and are being questioned by security forces.

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