IDF arrests 22 terrorism suspects, seizes submachine gun

Israeli security forces detained a number of individuals in Judea and Samaria on Monday based on evidence linking them to terrorism and other crimes.

By World Israel News and TPS

Israeli forces on Monday night carried out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria during which they arrested 22 Arabs.

The suspects were taken for questioning related to their involvement in terrorist activities and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

The forces also searched for weapons in the Ephraim Region and seized a Carlo submachine gun.

While Arab communities in Judea and Samaria are ostensibly governed by the Palestinian Authority, the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization has made inroads as of late in the area, attempting to set up cells to perpetrate attacks on Israeli civilians.

Such attacks have taken their toll on Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, with Palestinians using drive-by shootings, car-rammings, and stabbings to murder Israelis in public locations like bus stops and ride-sharing posts.

Last year, Israel-American activist Ari Fuld was stabbed to death at a commercial complex where Jews and Arabs shop and work alongside one another. After Fuld was stabbed in the back, he chased down his assailant, removed his firearm from his waist, and released several rounds before collapsing. Fuld later succumbed to his wounds, leaving a grieving wife and four children behind.

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