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IDF says West Bank raids foiled some 500 terror attacks over last year

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

Illustrative. IDF soldiers during terror suspect arrest operations in the West Bank, August 10, 2022. (IDF)
Illustrative. IDF soldiers during terror suspect arrest operations in the West Bank, August 10, 2022. (IDF)

Citing Military Intelligence assessments, the Israel Defense Forces says it has foiled some 500 terror attacks in the past year, amid a months-long operation in the West Bank.

According to the IDF, the army has arrested more than 2,500 suspects in the West Bank since late March, following a series of deadly terror attacks.

The IDF says that out of 3,000 individual arrest operations, 550 of them involved special forces. At least 250 weapons have also been seized in the operations.

Meanwhile, the IDF recorded at least 281 shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers in the West Bank, compared to 91 last year.

The IDF also says there has been a rise in settler attacks against Palestinians, recording 838 incidents this year compared to 446 last year.

Of the settler attacks this year, 14 of them are considered “serious,” where Palestinians were injured or property was seriously damaged.

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