IDF Pursuing Arabs Who Opened Fire at Beit El

YERUSHALAYIM -
A street in Beit El, in the Binyamin region.

IDF forces were searching on Tuesday for Arab terrorists who fired shots at Beit El overnight Monday. No one was injured in the incident. The incident occurred early Tuesday, and soldiers found bullet jackets from the ammunition that was used to fire at the town. The IDF expressed confidence that it would find the culprits.

IDF soldiers overnight Monday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered a cache of weapons in Kalkilye, near Kfar Sava, and in the village of Kifl Haris, near Ariel. Forces also found terror funds in Kifl Haris.

In a statement, the army said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, 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 6 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.