Hamas Terror Attack Foiled South of Hevron

Duvdevan special forces apprehend twelve terrorists in Judea-Samaria; at least one was planning a large-scale terror attack.

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IDF night raid (illustrative)
IDF night raid (illustrative)

Duvdevan Special forces arrested 12 terrorists overnight Tuesday/Wednesday in Judea and Samaria, with several arrests near Hevron.

Among them, the IDF arrested a Hamas terrorist actively planning a terror attack against the IDF and Israeli civilians in Kafr Samoa, south of Hevron.

Four arrests were also made in Deir Ista, near Qalqilya; two in El Arub, near Bethlehem; Bayt El Pavar, south of Hevron; and two in Uja, north of Yeriho (Jericho).

All of the suspects were brought in for interrogation by security forces.

On Sunday night, security forces killed a Fatah terrorist during a joint operation of the IDF and Border Police undercover unit, south of Shechem (Nablus). Beforehand, the IDF had isolated the terrorist in his home, where he had barricaded himself; security forces called for him to surrender. 

IDF attempts to extract the terrorist from his home were unsuccessful, and the IDF was forced to attack after he began opening fire at Border Police and security forces at the scene.

The terrorist was shot dead; a search later revealed that the home had been hiding a weapons cache. Two IDF soldiers were injured in the exchange.