Daily Israel Report

Quick IDF Action Nets Arab Shooters

Two Arabs arrested after they fired shots at Migdal Oz in the Etzion Bloc.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/17/2013, 7:46 PM

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A quick IDF operation led to the arrest of two Arabs who fired shots at the kibbutz (cooperative community) of Migdal Oz in the Etzion Bloc Saturday night.

The shots were fired from the nearby village of Bayt Fajar.

A military source told Arutz Sheva that the source of the gunfire was identified shortly after the shooting began, and that a force from the Nachshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade, which was on routine assignment in the area, was alerted.  

The soldiers carried out the normal procedure for arresting suspects and fired in the air. Following this, the shooters surrendered and turned themselves in, and were arrested.

It turned out that the shooters had been using improvised firearms.

IDF sources noted with pleasure that the soldiers operated quickly and efficiently.