31 arrested overnight in West Bank as IDF launches operation ‘Breakwater’

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israel Defense Forces says 31 suspects have been arrested in the West Bank overnight, following a wave of deadly attacks in Israel.

The arrest operation — dubbed “Breakwater” — targeted individuals suspected of planning future attacks, as well as some thought to be tied to Tuesday’s deadly attack in Bnei Brak, perpetrated by a Palestinian from a village near Jenin.

Among the detainees is a Palestinian from Hebron suspected of affiliation with Islamic State, the military says.

The military publishes a video from the overnight raids. During the arrests, the IDF says troops killed three Palestinians who opened fire on them.

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