Israel’s security forces carried out several successful operations to thwart Palestinian terrorism.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel
Israeli Border Police forces on Wednesday night captured a Palestinian terrorist who had fired at Israeli security guards securing a checkpoint south of Jerusalem on a main route leading into the capital.
No Israelis were wounded in the terror attack.
The Border Policemen located the terrorist shortly after the attack.
The terrorist fired at the Border Police vehicle in which they were driving until they rammed him. He sustained light wounds during his capture and was found to be carrying a knife and a handgun that likely were used in the attack, the IDF stated.
The terrorist was identified as a Palestinian in his 20s from Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem.
Earlier in the day, IDF forces were successful in nabbing a terror cell just 24 hours after the assailants carried out a drive-by shooting against Israelis. The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) stated that the two suspects implicated themselves during initial investigations.
The security agency added that the combined efforts of Israel’s various security services enabled the quick exposure and arrest of the cell, which on Tuesday carried out the shooting attack.
No Israelis were injured in the attack but the vehicle in which they were riding was damaged.
Palestinian from Gaza Infiltrates Israel, Captured by IDF
In related news, IDF forces on Wednesday night arrested a Palestinian who had infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip. The suspect was taken for questioning. This latest incident occurred amid the daily violence on the Israel-Gaza border, orchestrated by Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the Strip and calls for Israel’s destruction.
Hamas’ March of Return culminated last Monday with a bloody day of violence, during which some 60 Palestinians, mostly terrorists by Hamas’ own admission, were killed.
Since then, the border has been the quietest since the riots began eight weeks ago, while the IDF remains on high alert in the area in anticipation of another possible flare-up.
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Source: United with Israel