Three Israelis Arrested on Suspicion of Acts of Terror Against Palestinians

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Israeli security forces, West Bank.
Israeli security forces, West Bank.Credit: MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/ REUTERS

The police and the Shin Bet security service arrested Monday three people on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity against Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

The arrests were carried out as part of a joint operation by the Shin Bet and the police.

Two of the suspects were taken for questioning at the police's Judea and Samaria district and the other is has been interrogated by the security agency.

A gag order has been placed on the identities of the suspects and details of the investigation.

In January, a five-year-old Palestinian child suffered wounds to his face after Israeli settlers threw rocks at the car he was travelling in at a West Bank road east of Ramallah.

Earlier that month, the relatives of a 10 -year-old girl from the West Bank village of Madama south of Nabus said that Israeli settlers had assailed and lightly wounded her.

The girl, Hala Alkut, was wounded in her head and face. She was taken to a hospital in Nablus for treatment and later released.

Haaretz reported last month about dozens of incidents of violence against Palestinians by Israelis. The incidents followed the death on December 21 of an Israeli teenager, Ahuvia Sandak, who was killed when a car in which he was riding in the West Bank overturned while being chased by Israeli police. The police suspected Sandak and the other occupants of the car of throwing stones at Palestinian motorists. 

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