An elite IDF force arrested last night (02.01.02) four persons suspected of involvement in hostile terrorist activity ,among them an Islamic Jihad activist ,in a neighborhood in west Hebron ,in an area .under security control of the Palestinian Authority

In addition ,an IDF Paratroop Brigade force arrested last night a Hamas activist suspected of hostile terrorist activity in the village of Ruman ,east of Tul Karem ,in an area under security control of the Palestinian Authority .Searches conducted in the suspect’s residence found a gun.The detainees were transferred to be investigated by the security forces.

Immediately at the end the operation the IDF forces left the areas under Palestinian security control.

The IDF will continue in its operations to thwart terror in order to protect the security of the citizens of the State of Israel and IDF soldiers.