During IDF operation in the region of the city Bethlehem and in the Daheisha refugee camp, 15 Palestinians suspected with terror activity were arrested. The arrested were transferred to the security forces for interrogation.

Among the arrested was the head of the Fatah organization in Bethlehem, Ahmed Mugrabi, and those responsible for the terrorist squadron that executed the terror attack in Rishon LeZion on 22.05.02.

Within the house where Mugrabi hid, IDF forces found weapons including a bag containing explosive charges, an AK-47 Kalachnikov rifle, two pistols, a grenade and a bag containing detonators. The weapons were destroyed while under the supervision of an Engineering force. IDF forces continue to operate in the city at this time.