Shots fired at West Bank settlement of Beit El
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Shots fired at West Bank settlement of Beit El

No injuries in overnight shooting, security forces find spent cartridges; in unrelated operations, rifle found, cash seized, four terror suspects arrested

Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers patrolling a field in the West Bank. (Michal Fattal/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers patrolling a field in the West Bank. (Michal Fattal/Flash90)

Shots were fired overnight Monday at the Beit El settlement in the central West Bank, causing no injuries, the army said.

The military said spent bullet casings were found outside the settlement, which is located near the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Security forces launched a search of the area to find the culprits, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

In a separate operation in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, IDF soldiers uncovered an M-16 assault rifle, the army said. The gun was confiscated and handed over to the Shin Bet security service for further study.

No arrests were made in connection with the illegally owned assault rifle, the army said.

In the village of Kifl Haris, north of the Ariel settlement, IDF troops seized thousands of shekels’ worth of “terror money”, the army said, referring to cash used to fund terror activities.

“That operation was part of a campaign against funds used for terror,” the IDF said.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, security forces arrested four suspects wanted for involvement in terror activities against Israeli civilians and rioting against security forces, the army said.

The suspects were handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning.

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