Terrorists Arrested, Killed;
Israelis Wounded in Attack
this past week, IDF forces continued operating against terror
in the regions of Judea, Samaria and the
Jordan Valley. IDF forces arrested 53 wanted Palestinians in
the area, among them three Tanzim terror operatives who were
involved in producing explosive devices. Additionally, nine explosive
devices were detonated at IDF forces in Judea, Samaria and the
Three Israeli civilians were shot and wounded – severely, moderately
and lightly – while hiking near the Israeli community of Halamish
in Judea and Samaria. The wounded were initially treated on location
and later evacuated by helicopter for further medical treatment
overnight joint IDF and ISA activity in the Rafidia neighborhood
in Nablus, the terrorist
Tarek Ahmed Jumea Abu Jali, 24, a senior member of the Palestinian
Islamic Jihad terror organization in Jenin and the leader of
a squad planning a car bomb terror attack that was thwarted,
was killed. Abu Jali was killed in an exchange of fire that erupted
when Israeli forces attempted to arrest him.
Abu Jali manufactured explosives and explosive devices, directed
cells to perform terror attacks in the area of Jenin, contributed
to recruiting suicide bombers and planned to perform a terror
attack in the near future. The force uncovered a large amount
of weaponry in his apartment, including explosive devices, an
AK-47 assault rifle, ammunition and other military equipment.
Ten road blocks were removed in the area of Ramallah this week.
100 road blocks have been removed thus far in the region of Judea,
Samaria and the Jordan Valley as part of the relief plan, authorized
by the Minister of Defense and the IDF Chief of Staff, and implemented
in recent months.