Israeli Forces Arrest Senior Islamic Jihad Member In Counter-Terror Operations
Israeli forces arrested a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the village of Burkin near Jenin on Wednesday night, along with five other terror suspects.
At the same time, six terror suspects were arrested during a brigade-level Israeli counter-terror operation in Beit Ummar northwest of Hebron in Judea.
In the villages of Qilqis and Yata Israeli forces located and confiscated weapons, ammunition and military equipment.
A wanted individual was arrested in the village of Qabalan, and weapons and ammunition were confiscated.
No casualties were reported to Israeli forces.
Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces launched a search operation in the Jordan Valley following a terror attack at the Hamra Junction east of Shechem (Nablus).
A woman in her 30s was lightly wounded in the neck by shrapnel when a terrorist fired on her car from a passing vehicle on Highway 57.
The woman’s husband and two children, who were in the car at the time of the shooting, suffered no injuries.
“When we arrived at the scene, we saw the vehicle with gunshot marks. Inside the car were four passengers: A man, a woman and two children, aged 9 and 6,” said MDA senior medic Yonatan Shenbai.
In April, Lucy Dee and her daughters Maia and Rina were killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack on the same road, also close to Hamra Junction.
On Tuesday in Ma’ale Adumim, a terrorist opened fire on diners inside a shopping mall in the city, wounding six people.
A Border Police officer on his day off shot and killed the terrorist, who was also armed with a knife.
“We are deeply concerned by the rising levels of violence in the West Bank in recent months and condemn all acts of violence,” said the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Produced in association with Jewish News Syndicate
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager
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