14 arrested in West Bank overnight, IDF soldier lightly wounded by gunfire

Weapons seized by Border Police operations in the West Bank • 3 suspects arrested for assaulting passers-by in the Old City of Jerusalem.

 Border Police confiscate weapons in Abu Dis (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Border Police confiscate weapons in Abu Dis

An IDF soldier was lightly injured after he was shot in the hand by terrorist fire during operational activities overnight in the village of Burkin near Jenin in the area of the Menasha Regional Division, an IDF spokesperson said Thursday morning.

The IDF emphasized that the soldiers arrested suspects as part of the operation, which was completed successfully. The soldier was sent to hospital for medical treatment.

IDF arrests 14 in the West Bank overnight

IDF, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Border Police personnel operated in a number of centers throughout the West Bank on Wednesday night.

Troops arrested two wanted persons in the city of Jenin and four in the village of Deir al-Basha, where weapons were confiscated. During operations in the village of El Fawar weapons were confiscated as well.

Two more wanted persons were arrested in the city of Nablus. During the operation, suspects threw stones at IDF soldiers and gunshots were heard.

As part of the operation of the security forces in the village of Silwad, led by the Binyamin Brigade, two wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities were arrested.

The arrested wanted persons and the confiscated weapons were transferred for further investigation and questioning.

Jerusalem Border Police seize weapons

Jerusalem area Border Police led an operation against a suspect in possession of weapons and weapon parts in the town of Abu Dis.

Officers, in cooperation with the Etzion Brigade, entered the town, closed in on the suspect's house and conducted a search.

During the search, 25 shotgun bullets, various parts of an M-16 rifle,  parts of "Galil" and "Uzi" type firearms and boxes with ammunition were found, as well as various straps and holsters for the weapons and face wraps.

Violent disturbances began during the operation in the area that included the throwing of explosives, Molotov cocktails, stones and fireworks at security forces, who responded by using riot dispersal munitions.

Suspects who attacked passers-by in the Old City of Jerusalem arrested

The investigation of three suspects, minors who are residents of the Old City, was completed by the Jerusalem Police Department after they were identified attacking passers-by and throwing objects at them last weekend in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Following the assistance and guidance of the observers of David area control center observers in the Jerusalem district (view 2000), Border Police officers arrested two of the suspects.

Another suspect was arrested after he fled the scene, changed his clothes and continued to attack passers-by until he was caught by the police.

After the end of the investigation and the formation of an evidentiary infrastructure, a prosecutor's statement was submitted against one of the suspects and his detention was extended until August 25 for the filing of an indictment by the prosecutor's office. The other two suspects were put under house arrest and indictments are also expected against them on Thursday.