The Israel Defense Forces arrested 15 wanted terror suspects, Sunday evening, in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron). Six of the arrests were made in the village of Tiku'a, not far from the Jewish community of Teko'a in the eastern part of Gush Etzion. Four suspects were arrested in the Samarian city of Shechem. An explosive device, a hunting rifle, ammunition and military equipment were found in the home of one of the suspects. The explosive was detonated in a controlled fashion and the rest of the equipment was turned over to the Israel police.
Two arrests were made in the Samarian village of Jilzoun, next to the Jewish community of Beit El, and single arrests were made in the Samarian city of Jenin, the Ramallah-area of Mizra' Al-Kibilia and in Hevron. The suspects were turned over to security agencies for questioning.