IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police forces arrested four wanted persons at several locations in the West Bank on Friday night. In a separate operation, IDF and police forces thwarted the smuggling of dozens of weapons.
The forces operated in the villages of Samua and Kfar Ein, among others. While conducting operations in the Balata refugee camp, security forces arrested two wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities.
During the activity, armed assailants fired at Israeli forces who returned fire. In addition, in an operation conducted in the village of Odela, the forces arrested another wanted person.
Police foil weapon smuggling
At the same time, through a joint operation of detectives and police officers of the Judea Region together with IDF troops from the Bik'a Brigade, a large-scale smuggling of weapons was foiled.
During the operation, the forces arrested 2 Palestinian suspects, residents of Jericho, who crossed the Jordan River and had bags containing 34 9 mm pistols, 36 M16 assemblies and 56 M16 weapon bodies.
"I commend the professional and high-quality activity of the forces. This activity and seizure join dozens of activities that were conducted in the area against crimes involving weapons and means of warfare since the beginning of the year, during which more than 130 weapons and pistols, ammunition, cartridges and many weapon parts have been seized," Commander of the Judea Region, Deputy Commissioner Yossi Golan said.
This activity and seizure join dozens of activities that were conducted in the area against crimes involving weapons and means of warfare since the beginning of the year, during which more than 130 weapons and pistols, ammunition, cartridges and many weapon parts have been seized."Deputy Commissioner Yossi Golan
The 2 suspects were transferred to the Major Crime Unit in the Judea Region for questioning and were later brought to the court to discuss the extension of their detention. The arrested suspects from other operations were transferred for further questioning, no casualties were recorded.