The Israeli army detained 20 Palestinian suspected of terrorist activities in an overnight operation in the West Bank, the army spokesperson unit said Tuesday.
Tensions between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank have been on the rise following a series of Palestinian terror attacks that have taken the lives of 14 Israelis in the last three weeks.
According to the statement, the operation took place in several locations across the West Bank. In the town of Zeita, Israeli troops also seized weapons.
The IDF has also operated in Jenin for the third consecutive day since the attack in Tel Aviv which claimed the lives of three Israelis. According to Palestinian reports, Israeli forces operated in the vicinity of the terrorist – who conducted the attack – home in the West Bank city. Residents also reported gunfire.
On Monday, 14 Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity in the West Bank were arrested, the Israeli army said in a statement.
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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Sunday that Israel is "increasing its aggression from Jenin to Hebron." Shtayyeh also said that recent calls by Israel officials for citizens to arm themselves represent an escalation.