Israeli security forces operated in the Palestinian Authority-controlled villages of Beit Surik and Biddu overnight, following the deadly terror attack in Har Adar that left three security personnel dead and one seriously wounded.
The attack was carried out by 37-year-old Beit Surik resident Nimer Mahmoud Ahmed Aljamal, who used a stolen pistol to shoot security personnel at the back entrance to Har Adar Tuesday morning.
At a coalition meeting following the attack, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed that Aljamal’s home would be demolished.
In a series of predawn raids early Wednesday morning, IDF forces entered the villages of Beit Surik and Biddu, searching for weapons, terror funds, and pro-terror propaganda material.
The IDF also carried out a joint operation with the Shin Bet internal security agency and the Border Police in Beit Surik to map out Aljamal’s home and prepare for its demolition.
Security forces operating in the two villages also confiscated Israeli work permits from Aljamal’s relatives.
In Beit Surik, soldiers found and dismantled a mourners’ tent erected in honor of Aljamal.
Elsewhere in Judea and Samaria, security forces arrested 15 wanted suspects, including 3 terrorists responsible for firebomb attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel. The suspects have been transferred for interrogation.
IDF and Border Police units operating in Samaria uncovered and confiscated thousands of shekels in terror funds.