Netanyahu implies terrorist attacks have been stopped in W. Bank

Though he did not specify details, Netanyahu said the actions are constant and of "epic proportions."

A TRUCK passes a small Israeli community in the West Bank (photo credit: REUTERS)
A TRUCK passes a small Israeli community in the West Bank
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implied on Sunday that the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has stopped multiple terrorist attacks in the West Bank, saying: "There are serious actions being taken continually to stop attacks against us from the Palestinian territories in Judea and Samaria."
Channel 13 has reported that he told the Security Cabinet that, "The head of the Shin Bet has reported to me on activities I wish I could share with the citizens of Israel. Operations of epic proportions, no other words to describe them, which are taking place constantly to stop the attacks against us from Judea and Samaria and against the people of Israel, wherever they may be."
One person was killed in clashes with IDF soldiers on Saturday night after soldiers identified three suspects throwing Molotov cocktails at an Israeli vehicle which was driving near the village of Beit Awwa in the Hebron region of the West Bank.
The soldiers responded to the cocktails by shooting at the culprits and hit one of the suspects, identified as Badawi Masalmeh, who later died of his wounds.
The other two suspects were arrested and brought into questioning by security forces.
Earlier this week, price tag attacks were reported in the Palestinian villages of Deir 'Ammar and as-Sawiya and the Arab-Israeli city of Tayibe in which cars were vandalized and an olive tree grove was uprooted, according to the Israeli left-wing group Yesh Din.
In Deir 'Ammar, Stars of David were painted on multiple vehicles and five vehicles were damaged and had their tires slashed.



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