Arabs Throw Dud Firebomb at Israel Soldiers in Gush Etzion

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A light sign saying “Welcome to Gush Etzion” at the Gush Junction. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Terrorists early Tuesday threw a firebomb at Israeli soldiers who were operating in the area of El Khader, an Arab village in Gush Etzion. The firebomb was thrown at a patrol that was on duty in the area. The bomb did not explode, and no injuries were reported in the incident. IDF soldiers were searching for the perpetrators of the terror act.

IDF soldiers overnight Monday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered a cache of weapons in the village of El Omri, near Ramallah. Several suspects were arrested and the cache confiscated. In a statement, police said that such weapons were often used in terror attacks, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect all Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Overnight Monday, security officials said they arrested eight wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.