Shin Bet and IDF arrest 25 Hamas members overnight in the West Bank

July 23, 2017 07:22
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The Shin Bet announced that it made 25 arrests overnight in the West Bank in cooperation with the IDF.

Those arrested were members of Hamas, including several higher-up officials in the West Bank's wing of the terrorist organization. The arrests were part of ongoing effort to ensure tension around the Temple Mount will not escalate to more violence.

Friday's terror attack, though not carried out by a Hamas operative, was praised by the group as "heroic" and "necessary."

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