In preparation for Tisha Be'av prayer services, the IDF and other security forces deployed increased forces in sensitive parts of the West Bank, including Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem and historic parts of the Sebastia Village near Nablus.
Many worshipers go to ancient holy sites to hold special prayer services on Tisha Be'av, which commemorates the destruction of Judaism's two ancient Jewish Temples.The IDF also arrested two wanted Palestinians residing in Gush Etzion bloc in the West Bank.
At the El Aruv refugee camp, they arrested a man suspected of involvement in nationalist-motivated terror and public disorder and in Beit Ula they arrested a wanted Hamas agent.
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