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Breaking the Tide: 11 Terror Suspects Arrested in the West Bank Overnight

Israeli forces arrested 11 people in the West Bank on Saturday night as part of the counter-terrorism operation Break the Wave in response to recent attacks on Israeli civilians.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Shin Bet Internal Security Service and Border Police participated in the activities which also included the confiscation of several illegal weapons, according to a statement from the IDF Spokesman’s Unit.

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Raids were carried out in the Israeli military division of Judea and Samaria, including the Palestinian villages of Iskaka, Rashida, Al-Tira and Beit Ur al-Tahta.

Six people were arrested in the village of Qaryut in the territory of the IDF’s Benjamin Brigade.

Two people were arrested in the town of Beit Ummar in Etzion Brigade territory.

Three people were detained in the village of Nur al-Shams under the jurisdiction of the Menashe Brigade. Several weapons were also seized during this raid.

No casualties of Israeli forces were reported.

Israel launched the Break the Wave counterterrorism operation in the West Bank to prevent further terror attacks against Israelis following a series of deadly bombings in recent months that claimed the lives of 19 people.