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IDF arrests 34 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

Weapons, ammunition and cash uncovered in refugee camps; Hamas activists detained

The IDF's Nachal Brigade 931 seen during search patrols in Balata refugee camp near Nablus,  June 18, 2014 (photo credit: IDF spokesman/Flash90)
The IDF's Nachal Brigade 931 seen during search patrols in Balata refugee camp near Nablus, June 18, 2014 (photo credit: IDF spokesman/Flash90)

Israel’s security forces arrested 34 Palestinian terror suspects early Tuesday, including 12 people described by the IDF as Hamas activists.

The joint operation between Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet Security Agency and Border Police uncovered weapons, ammunition and large sums of money.

According to Palestinian media reports, 10 people were arrested in the West Bank refugee camp of Balata in Nablus, nine in Beit Fajjar south of Bethlehem, five in Ramallah, four in Qalqilya, one in Jenin, north of Nablus, and five near Hebron.

An M-16-style gun and ammunition were uncovered in Balata. In Qalqilya thousands of shekels were discovered, which police suspect were intended to be used for terror activities.

In addition to the 12 suspected Hamas activists, the other 24 people arrested are suspected of involvement with terror activities, rioting and violence.

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