Suspects linked to stone-throwing attack captured

IDF, Shin Bet nab suspected terrorists linked to stone-throwing attack that left one woman injured.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

כוחות צה"ל במהלך הפעילות לאיתור המחבלים
כוחות צה"ל במהלך הפעילות לאיתור המחבלים
צילום: דובר צה"ל

An IDF spokesperson announced Sunday evening that a number of suspects linked to the stone-throwing attack Sunday afternoon have been captured by Israeli security forces.

The suspected terrorists were arrested in a joint operation by the IDF and Shin Bet internal security agency.

"In a joint operation of the IDF and Shin Bet, a number of suspects wanted in the stone-throwing attack were arrested," the spokesperson said.

"As part of a wide-ranging operation by IDF forces based on information from the Shin Bet, a number of suspects in the village of Deir Nizam in the Efraim district were arrested for carrying out the stone-throwing terror attack in which a civilian was seriously injured earlier today."

"The suspects have been transferred to the Shin Bet for questioning."

"IDF soldiers are continuing to operate in the area and in the village of Deir Nizam until the capture operation and investigation are complete, therefore the roadblocks are still in place."

Earlier Sunday, the army announced that it had sealed off Deir Nizam as part of the search for the terrorists responsible for the attack Sunday afternoon.

One woman, Rivka Teitel, a resident of Shvut Rahel, was seriously injured when two groups of terrorists attacked her vehicle as she drove past the entrance to Deir Nizam.

One group of terrorists reportedly blocked the road, while the other hurled rocks at the car. Teitel was hit in the head during the attack, and the car's windows were smashed.