IDF arrests Hamas operative, confiscates funds

The IDF scored several successes against Palestinian terrorism. 

On Monday night, IDF forces operating in the Palestinian village of Dir Zamet in the Judea area arrested a Hamas operative and confiscated funds in his possession designated for terrorism.

The IDF said the funds were to be transferred to the family of a terrorist who committed an attack in 2015.

Hamas provides funds to families of Palestinian terrorists as support in exchange for their acts of terror.

In related news, IDF forces conducted counter-terror raids throughout Judea and Samaria overnight Monday. They arrested 15 Palestinians wanted in connection with terrorism and acts of violence.

Likewise, IDF forces operating in the village of Salem, near Shechem (Nablus), uncovered and confiscated an improvised assault weapon, which the IDF said was to be used for terrorism.

This weapons bust was the latest among dozens of successful operations carried out by Israeli forces to stem the flow of illegal weapons traded by Palestinians.

Since the beginning of 2016, in a special effort to stop prolific Palestinian weapons production, Israeli forces have shut some 45 plants in the Judea and Samaria region and seized over 50 gun-producing machines, and at least 450 weapons.

Security forces arrested more than 160 suspects tied to the production and sales of illegal weapons used in many attacks against Israeli civilians.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News