Following the severe terror attacks originating in the Bethlehem terrorist infrastructure and intelligence on terrorists intention to carry out terror attacks against Israelis the IDF has been operating since the early morning hours in the town of Bethlehem. The IDF is conducting searches and arrests of terrorists based on precise intelligence

In the city of Bethlehem, as in other cities in which the IDF operates, Civil Administration officers accompany the fighters. This is done in order to deal quickly and efficiently with any humanitarian concerns that may arise.

The IDF will continue to operate fiercely and decisively against terrorist networks and those engaged in terrorist activities wherever they may be.

This will be done while we refrain from hurting innocent civilians and holy places in the cities.