16 wanted terrorists arrested in Judea-Samaria, Jordan Valley. 7,500 pray at Joseph’s Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs

The IDF arrested 16 Muslim terrorists overnight in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, who were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.

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

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The manhunt for the Muslim terrorists who opened fire at Israeli civilians near the Jewish community of Ofra in the Binyamin area continued overnight Monday.

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Shortly after the terror attack, IDF forces arrived in Silwad, an Arab village located nearby, and confiscated security cameras from local businesses. Silwad, which is affiliated with Hamas, is home to the Hammad clan of Muslim terrorists.

The IDF, Border Police and the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria secured the prayers and entry of some 7,500 Jewish worshipers to biblical Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

During the forces’ entry into Shechem, Muslim terrorists threw rocks, firebombs and fireworks at the troops.  There were no casualties and no damage reported among the security forces.

The IDF responded with riot dispersal methods.

In addition, a pipe bomb found at the entrance to Joseph’s Tomb was neutralized by sappers.