18 arrested in West Bank on suspicion of terrorist activity

Multiple illegal weapons were seized as part of the ongoing fight against terror in the West Bank.

  IDF arresting suspects in the West Bank.  (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
IDF arresting suspects in the West Bank.
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

IDF troops, along with ISA and Israel Border Police forces conducted counterterrorism activities in a number of locations in Judea and Samaria overnight, including the towns of Al-Khader, Abu Dis, Danaba, Far'un, Al Funduq, Hirbat Abu Lahem, Turmus Aya, Dayr Dibwan and Silwad.

Early in the night, IDF soldiers spotted two suspects hurling Molotov cocktails adjacent to the Kibbutz of Migdal Oz. IDF soldiers were dispatched to the scene and apprehended a suspect. During searches in the area after apprehending the suspect, the soldiers located an improvised weapon. In addition, the soldiers operated in the towns of Husan and al-Khadar and apprehended two additional terrorist suspects. 

IDF soldiers also conducted counterterrorism activity in the towns of Ni'lin and apprehended two wanted terror suspects. The soldiers also apprehended another terrorist suspect in the town of Nafrin. 

IDF soldiers also operated in the towns of Al Patsil and in the town of Tubas to apprehend five suspects wanted for terror activity. While operating in Tubas, Palestinians hurled rocks, Molotov cocktails, and fired toward the soldiers. As a result, an IDF vehicle was hit.

Israel Border Police also arrested four suspects in possession of large quantities of illegal weapons in the West Bank town of Katanna overnight, the Israel Police Spokespersons Unit reported on Tuesday morning.

 Illegal weapons taken from four suspects in the West Bank town of Katanna during a raid, August 23, 2022 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) Illegal weapons taken from four suspects in the West Bank town of Katanna during a raid, August 23, 2022 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

During a raid on the suspects' homes, Border Police soldiers seized multiple weapons including .338 sniper bullets, 9mm pistol rounds, 5.56 bullet magazines and magazines designed for Kalashnikov guns. They also seized various components of M16 guns, among other weapons.

A total of 18 individuals suspected of terrorist activity were apprehended overnight and have been transferred to security forces for further processing.

No IDF injuries were reported.