Qassam Makers Caught in West Bank
arrested eight Islamic Jihad fugitives involved in building
homemade Qassam-like rockets to fire into Israel on Monday, the Jerusalem
During the raids conducted by the Maglan and Golani Egoz units in and around
Jenin, a soldier was lightly wounded when a bomb was detonated near troops.
He was taken to the Ha’emek Hospital in Afula.
security officials, the cell members had conducted several failed
attempts to launch the rockets. The fugitives’ arrests do not
necessarily signify an increase in attempts by terror groups
in Samaria to arm themselves with rockets, a security official
said. "We are aware of their existence just as we are aware
of the rockets in Gaza," an official said.
In a previous
raid on March 5, security forces raided a bomb factory in Al-Yamun,
west of Jenin, where Hamas members were building Qassam rockets.