14 wanted terrorists arrested in Judea and Samaria – IDF begins surprise drill for war readiness

The IDF arrested 14 Muslim terrorists over the weekend in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.

According to Arab reports, a Sheikh and five high-level Waqf personnel were arrested over the incident on Temple Mount last Friday, in which hundreds of Muslim rioters broke into the Mercy Gate, a large structure that was closed several years ago based on a court order because the group running the area was found to have ties to Hamas.

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The terrorists were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.

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The IDF launched a surprise large-scale exercise on Sunday simulating a number of war scenarios, centering on the Gaza border.

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The three-day drill will include forces from throughout the military, “including ground troops, armor, artillery, and aircraft,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

Ending on Friday, March 1, the units will drill moving between sectors, firing exercises and aerial operations.

Saturday night, hundreds of Muslim terrorists rioted, threw rocks, grenades, bombs, firebombs, and fireworks at IDF troops in what is escalating into a regular nocturnal outbreak of terrorism along the security border fence with Gaza.