Hundreds of Palestinian terror suspects questioned in West Bank raid, say IDF

The IDF also said they have destroyed terrorist infrastructure during the raid on Nur Shams


Terrorists attend the funeral of a Palestinian who was killed in an Israeli raid in the Nur Shams refugee camp (Photo: Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash 90)

(JNS) The IDF has questioned “hundreds” of Palestinian terror suspects during an ongoing 30-plus-hour raid on the Nur Shams camp in the Western Bank.

Reserve forces “continue to operate with the additional security bodies at this time, in an extensive effort to counter terrorism in the camp,” according to the IDF.

Troops also destroyed terrorist infrastructure and confiscated many weapons during the raid.

According to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), 13,500 Palestinians are registered as living in the camp, located near Tulkarem.

Last week, an Israeli drone struck a terror cell in Nur Shams, providing cover to soldiers who came under fire during an arrest operation.

Terrorists also threw explosives at the troops from inside a mosque.

Days earlier, another Israeli drone strike killed six Palestinian terrorists in the camp.

Also last week, Israeli forces destroyed an explosives lab in Nur Shams. Soldiers confiscated more than 30 weapons, improvised rockets and other armaments from the building where the lab was located.

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel when terrorists shot and threw explosives at the troops, who returned fire.

Overnight on Wednesday, the IDF detained a total of 29 wanted Palestinians in other operations across the West Bank. 

Since Hamas’s October 7 massacre, some 2,600 terror suspects have been arrested in the West Bank, of whom approximately 1,300 are affiliated with Hamas.

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