IDF soldiers stand guard during a demonstration by Palestinians against the closure of the main road in Jabaa area south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A soldier was moderately wounded in his foot during operational activity on Thursday night carried out by IDF and Israel Police forces at the Balata refugee camp, in the vicinity of Nablus.
The IDF said in a statement that the forces came under fire, and that the wounded soldier was evacuated, in a stable condition, to receive further medical care at a nearby hospital.
Despite the incident, the forces arrested two wanted suspects and confiscated weapon parts.
In separate raids, the IDF arrested an additional wanted suspect in the West Bank, seized thousands of shekels that, according to intelligence sources, have been traced back to terror organizations.
All three suspects arrested overnight are suspected of involvement in local terror activities as well as participation in violent demonstrations against Israeli civilians and security forces.
IDF seizes weapons in West Bank raid
Investigations will be opened into the weapon parts and currency finds.
The West Bank continues to pose a high security risk, remaining a hotbed of local terror activities and unrest.
Only last year IDF officials announced that the Judea and Samaria Division (in charge of army activities in the West Bank) was expanding
, adding two additional battalions to bolster the force.
Some of the tasks carried out by the forces in the sensitive area are: regular patrol and security activities to ensure the safety of Israelis living in the area, training, the dispersing of riots, and the confiscation of weapons and incitement materials.