In beefed-up efforts following last Thursday's abduction of three yeshiva students in Judea, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) arrested 25 wanted terror suspects, Thursday evening, in Judea and Samaria (Shomron).
The Nahal Brigade operated in the Dehaishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, The Paratroop Brigade operated in the southern Hevron hills community of Dura and Brigade 900 operated in the Ramallah area. The IDF also saw action in Shechem, Kalandia, just north of Jerusalem, and other areas with a Hamas infrastructure. A senior officer reported focal points of friction, particularly in refugee camps, where rocks, firebombs and other objects were thrown at soldiers. One soldier was lightly wounded in Kalandia.