Two Palestinians arrested in IDF 'Break the Wave' raid of West Bank

Israeli security forces, Palestinians clash in West Bank village on Friday night • Israel arrests four Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

 Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on June 3, 2022 (photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on June 3, 2022
(photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

Israeli security forces arrested two Palestinian suspects during a West Bank raid conducted on Friday night, the IDF said.

Soldiers operating in Bethlehem arrested a resident suspected of involvement in terror activities. Weaponry was also seized during the IDF's raid of Bethlehem, conducted as part of Operation "Break the Wave."

Simultaneously, IDF and Border Police forces operating in the Palestinian West Bank village of Jaba' clashed with rioters who hurled stones, explosive devices and Molotov cocktails toward the Israeli forces.

Israeli forces were unharmed in the clashes, and another suspect was detained in Jaba' following suspicion that the person aided in the illegal entry of West Bank residents into Israel.

The suspects will be interrogated by security forces. 

 Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on June 3, 2022 (credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90) Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on June 3, 2022 (credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

Palestinians attempt to cross Gaza border into Israel

Two Palestinians were arrested on Friday after attempting to cross the security barrier from Gaza into Israel. They were found with a homemade grenade, according to the report circulating on Israeli media. The two are also being investigated by security forces.

Israel arrests four Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Israel arrested four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza on Saturday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

The IDF said it apprehended four suspects after two Palestinian vessels strayed from the designated fishing zone in the northern Gaza Strip, "violating security restrictions." The navy fired at the boats when they failed to respond to instructions to halt, it added.

The secretary of the Gaza fishermen’s syndicate, Nizar Ayyash, told Reuters there were at least three Israeli attacks on Gaza fishermen on Saturday - all within the permitted fishing area.

In one of the incidents, he said, Israeli forces fired rubber bullets at a boat, wounding two of the four people aboard who were later hospitalized. In another, they seized a small boat after detaining the two fishermen on board, he added.

"We have recorded several violations against fishermen within the permitted fishing zone in the past weeks," said Ayyash.