IDF arrest 19 wanted terrorists, uncover Judea-Samaria weapons workshops

The Israeli Defense Forces in cooperation with the Shin Bet security service arrested 19 wanted Arab terrorists overnight in Judea and Samaria and uncovered three weapons manufacturing workshops.

According to a statement from the IDF, two of the workshops were discovered in the Arab city of Jenin and the third in Dahariya in the south.

A number of pistols, cartridges, ammunition and additional weapons parts were confiscated.

Of those arrested, 15 are arrested for involvement in terrorism and mass disturbances and violence towards civilians. The other four are members of the Gaza based Hamas terrorist group.

The operation came a day after five additional wanted terrorists were arrested in similar overnight raids.

The raids come as the Israeli military has been increasing its operations in Judea and Samaria in order to root out Arab jihadists.

A wave of terror that began in October last year has picked up over the last week and a half, with multiple stabbing and car ramming attacks taking place in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Israel has bolstered it’s security forces in Judea and Samaria ahead of the Jewish High Holy days, should the spike in terror continue.