Following the increased terror attacks originating in the Gaza Strip, IDF forces have been operating in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF forces are conducting searches in a number of buildings and have arrested a wanted terrorist and a Palestinian wanted for questioning by Israeli security forces.

During the searches shots were fired toward the IDF soldiers and grenades were thrown at them. The soldiers returned fire toward the source of the shooting.

The IDF is continuing its activity against terror in Beit Hanoun. In the past five months over 220 mortars and rockets have been launched, over 80 explosive charges have been laid and over 50 anti-tank missiles have been launched from the Gaza Strip.

It must be noted that on Friday IDF forces removed the trans-section limitations in the Gaza Strip.