After a massive IDF retaliation for hostile acts from Gazan terrorists on Monday, the southern border area was quiet again on Tuesday and the alert level was brought down.
According to political sources in Israel, senior Hamas officials sent messages to Israel that they had no connection with the attacks on Monday; and that they are doing everything possible to prevent rocket launchings and gunfire across the border into Israel.
However, even as the situation calmed down along the Gaza border, terrorist incidents surged again in Yehudah and Shomron.
The Shin Bet, IDF, and Israeli police arrested a terrorist cell which had carried out seven attacks in which firebombs and rocks were thrown at vehicles on Highway 443 and Highway 436 near Givat Ze’ev.
On Tuesday, firebombs were thrown at Israeli vehicles at the Husan bypass road, causing property damage including smashed windshields, but b’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported.