(JNS) Twenty Palestinians from the village of Qusra in Samaria were arrested by Israeli security forces Wednesday night in connection with an attack on a group of Jewish children who were hiking in the area last week.
During an overnight raid, Israeli security forces uncovered equipment that was stolen from the Israeli hikers.
“The security forces will continue acting to ensure the safety of civilians in the area,” an IDF spokesman said.
On Nov. 30, a group of Palestinians threw rocks at the Israeli children near Qusra, injuring three.
A parent of one of the hikers, who accompanied the group and was carrying a weapon for safety reasons, felt threatened and fired. One of the Palestinian assailants was critically wounded in the incident and was later declared dead after failed resuscitation efforts.
The children fled to a nearby cave and waited to be rescued by Israeli security forces. When the troops arrived, they administered first aid to the wounded and dispersed the Palestinians.
In Wednesday night’s raid, Israeli security forces also apprehended several Palestinians suspected of inciting terrorism and brought them in for questioning with the Israel Police.