Hundreds of people davened at Kever Yehoshua in Shomron Sunday night, in honor of the upcoming Taanis Esther and Purim. The visitors were accompanied by dozens of IDF soldiers, who provided security.
Kever Yehoshua is located in the Arab village of Kifl Harith, in central Shomron, across from the city of Ariel. Entry into the village is permitted only by special IDF permits, which are generally issued five times a year. Visitors included residents of communities across the country. There were no security incidents reported during the event.
An Arab terrorist was shot and killed by IDF soldiers during an operation in Ramallah early Monday. The terrorist attempted to attack the soldiers, and they responded with fire, killing the terrorist. No injuries were reported among the soldiers.
Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 12 wanted security suspects in 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.