Cracks Down on Terror in Judea and Samaria
the past week, IDF forces continued to operate against terrorist
in the Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley in order to prevent
terrorist attacks in the Israeli home front and in the Judea
and Samaria region.
two terrorists infiltrated into the yeshiva of Kibutz Kfar
two Israeli civilians. The
two counselors were lightly-moderately injured, and were transferred
to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. Other counselors
present on the scene came to their defense, overpowered the
terrorists and killed them. At the same time in a different
location, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a Border Police
checkpoint in Jerusalem, killing a 20 year-old Border Policeman
and severely injuring a Border Policewoman.
January 18, 2008, Ahmed Muhamad Ibrahim Sanakra, a senior Tanzim
terror operative was killed during a joint IDF and ISA operation
in Nablus. Four wanted Tanzim terror operatives were also arrested.
Sanakra was responsible for manufacturing explosive devices
and detonating them against IDF forces in Nablus. Sanakra was
responsible for dispatching and executing dozens of shooting
attacks against forces in Nablus. In addition, he was involved
in planning and executing suicide bombings against the Israeli
home front as well as recruiting suicide bombers and manufacturing
night, January 21,2008, during a joint IDF and ISA arrest operation
in the city Tulkarm, a Tanzim terror-operative, Murad Al-Bassa,
opened fire at the IDF force injuring the battalion commander
Lieut. Col. Nir Bar-On, who fired back at Al-Bassa and killed
January 23, 2008, nine tons of fertilizer containing potassium
nitrate was discovered in Jericho during a joint IDF, Civil
Administration, Border Police and ISA operation. Potassium
nitrate is a banned substance in the Gaza Strip and in Judea
and Samaria due to its use by terrorists for the manufacturing
of explosive devices and Qassam rockets. In addition, on Wednesday,
in a joint IDF, Civil Administration and ISA activity aimed
at seizing illegal materials, the forces discovered illegal
substances in two factories to the east of Nablus.
In the past
week, IDF forces arrested 50 wanted Palestinians in the Judea,
Samaria and the Jordan Valley.