IDF Forces have operated since the night in the village of Salfit, south of Arial, in PA controlled territory.

The forces raided the town, and conducted searches and made arrests in order to foil terrorist activity. During the operation, a weapons lab containing many explosive devices was found. The IDF forces blew up the lab.

In addition, weapons were found which included: 17 Kalashnikov rifles, a pipe bomb, a cannon shell, grenades, hand made weapons and explosives.

During the operation, 15 Palestinians, suspected of being involved in hostile terrorist activity, were arrested, 9 of them wanted by the security forces including the head of Hamas in Salfit. At the end of the operation the forces left the village peacefully. The detainees were transferred for further interrogation by the security forces.