As the end of the IDF coordinated action against the Palestinian terrorist infrastructure draws nearer and following the successful completion of their mission, IDF troops withdrew from the following 24 Palestinian villages in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley over the past 24 hours:
Jenin region: Kabatia
Nablus region: Salfit
Ramallah region:Beit Rima, Kafr Arura, Jaljulia, Aqwin, Dir Abu Sudan, Mizra A-Nubni, Amuria, Karwat Bani Zayid, Kafr Ein and Dir Asna.
Hebron region: Yata, Samu’a
Jordan Valley region: Tamun, Tubas and Taysir
Tulkarem region: Kafr Ruman, Rameem, Anata, Bazaria, Bila’ah and Atil.
IDF operations are still underway in the cities of Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem.
Since the early morning hours, IDF troops have begun to operate in the Dahariya sector, southwest of Otniel, and in the Bir Zeit sector, north of Beit El. These troops are searching the area for wanted terrorist operatives, arms and other components of the terrorist infrastructure.
In addition, yesterday IDF troops entered the Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp, northwest of Nablus. In the course of this operation, close to 400 Palestinians surrendered to IDF troops and were subsequently arrested. Some of those arrested were armed and their weapons were confiscated.
Furthermore, though a number of explosives were set off, there were no IDF casualties.
Presently, the search for suspected terrorists and their weapons continues.
Yesterday, IDF troops arrested 4 Palestinian policemen near the Kasbah of Nablus. Found in their possession was a considerable amount of weaponry, including 21 Kalashnikov assault rifles, military utility vests filled with arms, boxes of detonators for the preparing of explosives, time-delayed fuses and sub-calibers for sLOW missiles.
Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured yesterday in an exchange of gunfire as Israeli forces operated in the city of Nablus.
The IDF Spokesperson declared that IDF forces will continue in their efforts to root out Palestinian terror, in order to provide security for Israel’s civilians and soldiers.