IDF soldiers overnight Tuesday seized terror funds from Arabs in the Shomron city of Shechem and the nearby village of Dir al-Achun. The money was part of payments made by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to the families of terrorists for committing terror acts against Israelis, officials said. Weapons for use in terror attacks were also found in the city.
Also in Dir al-Achun, IDF soldiers overnight Tuesday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Several suspects were arrested and the weapons caches confiscated. In a statement, officials 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 Tuesday, security officials said they arrested 12 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.