IDF captures 16 in counter-terror operations

Israeli security forces operating in the West Bank overnight arrested a total of 16 Palestinian fugitives, the IDF said. In the vicinity of Bethlehem, soldiers captured six Hamas terrorists. A 43- year old Gaza man that worked to establish terror cells in the West Bank was captured by IDF soldiers three months ago, it was released for publication Tuesday. The man, an operative from the Gaza Strip based Popular Resistance Committees, an offshoot of Hamas, worked to carry out a "quality" terror attack inside a major Israel city, and enlisted the help of West Bank terror operatives to carry out his plans, the IDF said.