IDF soldiers overnight Sunday continued their raids of weapons caches and factories, this time focusing on Jenin in northern Shomron. There, soldiers found a factory that produced various weapons and seized hand guns, components for the assembly of M16 rifles, ammunition, commando knives and more. Several suspects were arrested and the cache confiscated. Additional weapons were found in a weapons workshop in Dahariya, near Chevron.
Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 19 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.
Also Monday, security prisoners in Ramon Prison went on a hunger strike to protest the death of Yasser Hamduni, a terrorist from Jenin who was serving time in an Israeli prison died as he was engaging in physical activity. Hamduni, who was exercising in the prison gym at the Ramon prison, was immediately taken in for care, but doctors were unable to revive him. Prisoners claim that it was the “negligence” of prison and medical personnel that caused his death. Hamduni had been serving a life sentence in prison since 2003, convicted of murdering an Israeli, Avner Maimon Hy”d.