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Israeli drone kills six terrorists in Samaria

The IDF arrested 14 terror suspects in raids across Judea and Samaria.

An Israel Defense Forces soldier operating in Nur Shams in western Samaria, May 29, 2023. Credit: IDF.
An Israel Defense Forces soldier operating in Nur Shams in western Samaria, May 29, 2023. Credit: IDF.

An Israeli drone strike overnight Tuesday killed six Palestinian terrorists in the Nur Shams camp east of Tulkarm in western Samaria, the IDF said.

The strike took place against the backdrop of Israeli military operations across Judea and Samaria during which 14 terrorism suspects were arrested.

Palestinians had attacked Israeli troops who entered Nur Shams with armored bulldozers and military vehicles, leading to the strike.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said four other people were wounded during the clashes.

It was unclear whether the incident was connected to the IDF checking into complaints by residents of Bat Hefer, a village east of Netanya that also borders the Green Line, of tunneling sounds coming from the direction of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas.

Residents say they hear tunneling originating from Shuweika, a satellite village of Tulkarm, in the direction of Bat Hefer.

Meanwhile, IDF soldiers operating overnight in the Dheisheh camp, just south of Bethlehem in Judea, confiscated equipment at a printing press used to produce inciting material for the Hamas terrorist organization.

A day earlier, Israeli forces destroyed an explosives lab in Nur Shams. Soldiers also confiscated more than 30 weapons, improvised rockets and other armaments in the building where the lab was located.

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel when terrorists shot and threw explosives at the forces, who responded with live fire. The soldier was evacuated to a hospital for treatment.

Since the start of the war on Oct. 7, some 2,550 wanted persons have been arrested throughout Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, including 1,300 Hamas members.

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