Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians in overnight detention raids across Judea and Samaria early Tuesday morning, Ma’an and an IDF Spokeswoman reported.
Local Arabs told Ma’an that Israeli troops stormed the Samarian city of Nablus early Tuesday and detained three youths suspected of terror activities.
Several Israeli military vehicles drove through the al-Dahiya and al-Taawon neighborhoods in the city after midnight and detained Anan Mahir Ubeid, Majdi Akkubah, and Ismail Aukal, locals said.
Meanwhile, in the Jenin district, locals said Israeli forces raided the village of Jabaa and detained four young terror suspects. The soldiers entered several homes and a bakery, to arrest Ayman Fashafsha, Ahmad Khalilya, Shalash Shalash, and Hasan Khalilya.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said altogether three Arabs were detained in Jabaa, two in Nablus, two in the village of Qatanna near Ramallah, one in Dura near Hebron, two in Hebron, and one in Tubas.
As long as it is still in charge of Judea and Samaria, the IDF will be able to continue to carry out these raids, which are the foundation of its strategy to choke the terrorist infrastructure before it can be established. This winning strategy has been in place since March of 2002, when a seder night Hamas suicide bombing attack on Park Hotel in Netanya killed 30 and injured 40.
Since then, Israel has been successful in maintaining an effective network of informants, with current intelligence being applied to thwart terrorist attempts and to arrest new and emerging “activists” before they get to murder Jews.
But as soon as the situation will change, God forbid, the effectiveness of this strategy will be degraded, since every IDF entry into the same towns and villages will count as an invasion of a sovereign state.
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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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