Enlisted and reserve forces of the I.D.F. in conjunction with border police units continue to operate across Jenin, Nabulus, Ramallah and Bethlehem with arrests, searches for weapons and for other parts of the terrorism infrastructure. Forces are now operating in the towns of Baroukin, southwest of Jenin; Aravah, sothwest of Jenin; Bir Naballah, south of Ramallah; Ir Beedan, northeast of Nabulus; and the town of Beit Eiva and Beit Wazan which are west of Nabulus. To date, 40 Palestinians suspected of terrorist activities have been arrested in these villages. The I.D.F. will continue to act to ensure the security of Israel’s civilian population and of its own soldiers.