IDF soldiers arrested two Palestinians on Friday night in the West Bank town of Ya'bad, Walla reported. Palestinian media reported on clashes in the town.
The IDF had been combing Ya'bad for the past few days searching after the killer of First Sergeant Amit Ben-Yigal who was killed on Monday night. At least a dozen Palestinians were arrested earlier this week in search for Ben-Yigal's killer.
Ben-Yigal was taking part in a military operation when an unknown Palestinian dropped a brick on him and hit his face. He died from his injuries. An only child to his father, Ben-Yigal asked his parents to allow him to enlist to a combat unit in the IDF after he visited Poland and learned about the Holocaust as part of his high school education. In a protest held in Tel Aviv after news of his death broke, protesters called on harsher means to combat terror, including the use of the death penalty and deporting family members of terrorists. His grave was partly desecrated in what seems to be the work of a mentally unstable person. The IDF, Defense Ministry and Police are investigating the incident and his tomb was sealed in cement to ensure such a crime will not be comitted again.