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‘Break the tide’: 8 wanted suspects arrested in overnight raid in West Bank

During the raid in Tulkarem, stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Israeli soldiers

Israeli army (IDF) soldiers, along with the country’s Internal Security Service and Border Police, arrested eight wanted people with suspected links to terrorism across the West Bank on Sunday evening.

This comes amid the ongoing Operation Break the Wave, aimed at preventing terror attacks against Israelis.

The raid took place in the West Bank villages of Al-Khader, Asakra, al-Azariya, Shuqba and Burqa, among others. While operating in the city of Nablus and surrounding towns, the IDF arrested four wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities.

The IDF also operated in the Tulkarem refugee camp and arrested a wanted person. During the raid in Tulkarm, stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Israeli soldiers, who responded with gunfire, according to an IDF spokesman.

Additionally, soldiers operated in the towns of Azzun and Jaba and apprehended three additional suspects, the statement continued.

A total of eight wanted people were arrested overnight and transferred for further investigation.

No casualties of Israeli forces were reported.

Israel launched the ongoing ‘Break the Wave’ counterterrorism operation in the West Bank to prevent further terror attacks against Israelis following a series of deadly bombings earlier this year that in total claimed lives to 19 people.

The latest raid in the West Bank took place in early August, arresting eight wanted suspects.

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