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IDF Arrests 21, Seizes Guns in West Bank Raid

IDF weapons raid (Photo: flickr/IDF)

The IDF stays vigilant against the terror that continues to threaten the people of Israel. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that soldiers carried out sweeping raids across the West Bank early this morning, arresting 21 and seizing weapons:

Israel Defense Forces soldiers and border police arrested 10 Palestinians and seized guns, ammunition and “military equipment” in a large-scale raid in the West Bank village of Kufr al-Dik, east of Tel Aviv, early Wednesday morning, the army said.

Another 11 suspects were arrested in raids across the West Bank, making the overnight operation one of the largest of its kind in recent weeks.

Soldiers from the IDF’s Givati infantry brigade, as well as special forces units, uncovered three homemade guns, hunting rifles, body armor and military uniforms during the al-Dik foray, the army said.

The 10 Palestinian suspects arrested in the village were accused of taking part in violent demonstrations, throwing rocks and other forms of “popular terrorism,” as the IDF refers to such activities.

In Abu Dis, west of Jerusalem, residents threw rocks and pieces of wood at IDF troops as the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian men for undisclosed charges. No soldiers were injured in the incident.

The army also detained three suspected members of the Hamas terror organization, two in the Nablus area and a third in Turmus Ayya, north of Ramallah.

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