IDF forces located six firebombs near the area where 2 Muslim terrorists were spotted trying to infiltrate the Jewish community of Itamar in Samaria.
A Muslim terrorist wearing khaki-colored clothes resembling IDF uniform was caught and arrested by IDF forces Sunday evening after trying to break into the Jewish community of Itamar.
The Muslim terrorist that was caught was apprehended in the hills separating Beit Furik and Itamar.
After the arrest, IDF soldiers launched a manhunt for another terrorist who managed to flee the scene.
During their entry into the village of Furik, violent riots broke out in three different locations, with the participation of dozens of Muslim terrorists who threw stones at them.
The forces responded by means of riot control.
The IDF emphasized that at no point did the two succeeded in infiltrating the Jewish community.
After a preliminary investigation, the IDF found that the terrorist they apprehended has already been previously arrested for terror-related activities.
Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said in a comment on the attempted terror attack that the people “in Itamar and in all of Samaria are strong, we do not concede, we will not break down and we will not buckle” under these threats on their security, adding they fully “trust the IDF and the defense establishment” with their safety.
In addition, the IDF arrested 18 Muslim terrorists overnight in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted for involvement in lone wolf terror attacks and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.
IDF troops from the Menashe Regional Brigade found and confiscated a Carl Gustav submachine gun, a pistol, magazines and ammunition in overnight counter-terrorism operations in the Jenin area. A Muslim terrorist in his 30s was arrested.