Israeli troops arrest terror suspect in overnight raid in West Bank


Israeli security forces arrested a terror suspect in the West Bank city of Bethlehem in an overnight raid, the army said Sunday morning.

No Israeli soldiers were injured during the operation and the suspect was transferred to investigators for questioning.

The Israel Defense Forces, together with the Border Police and the Shin Bet security service, conducted night operations across the West Bank as part of Operation Breakwater, the military said.

The army launched the operation in the West Bank following a series of terrorist attacks that began in March and claimed the lives of 19 people. The raids that followed sparked clashes that have claimed at least 30 Palestinian lives since mid-March.

Security forces clashed with Palestinians over the weekend as they carried out a raid to arrest a man suspected of illegally leading Palestinians through the “seam zone” along the security fence. Several Palestinian attackers from the recent wave of terrorism entered Israel illegally from the West Bank.

According to the IDF, rioters in the northern West Bank village of Jaba threw stones and Molotov cocktails at soldiers during the raid. No Israeli soldier was injured in the clashes.

The IDF said soldiers also arrested a terror suspect in Bethlehem during the operation and confiscated several weapons.

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