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Israeli troops arrest terror suspect during overnight raid in West Bank

Man detained in joint operation by IDF, Border Police and Shin Bet in Bethlehem

Illustrative: A man hangs a Palestinian flag on a lamppost in the northern West Bank town of Huwara amid clashes with Israeli troops on May 29, 2022. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Illustrative: A man hangs a Palestinian flag on a lamppost in the northern West Bank town of Huwara amid clashes with Israeli troops on May 29, 2022. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

Israeli security forces arrested a terror suspect in the West Bank city of Bethlehem during an overnight raid, the military said on Sunday morning.

No Israeli troops were injured during the operation and the suspect was transferred to investigators for questioning.

The Israel Defense Forces, together with Border Police and the Shin Bet security service conducted overnight operations across the West Bank as part of Operation Breakwater, the army said.

The military launched the operation in the West Bank following a series of terror attacks beginning in March that claimed the lives of 19 people. The ensuing raids sparked clashes that left at least 30 Palestinians dead since mid-March.

Security forces clashed with Palestinians over the weekend while carrying out a raid to arrest a man suspected of illegally driving Palestinians across the “seam zone” area along the security barrier. Several Palestinian attackers in the recent terror wave entered Israel illegally from the West Bank.

According to the IDF, rioters in the northern West Bank village of Jaba’ threw stones and Molotov cocktails at soldiers during the raid. No Israeli troops were hurt in the clashes.

The IDF said soldiers also arrested a terror suspect in Bethlehem during that operation and confiscated several weapons.

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