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Israeli security forces inspect the scene of an attempted stabbing attack, near Kedumim, in Samaria, on January 25, 2023.

Israeli soldiers captured 11 terror suspects in overnight raids carried out in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria as part of the military’s ongoing “Break the Wave” operation.

The joint operation by IDF soldiers, Shin Bet intelligence agents, and Border Guard Police focused its efforts on tracking down terrorists in Beit Ummar, Beit Jala, Dheishe, Silwad, Salfit, Ein Al Sultan, Ramallah and Hebron.


Among the items confiscated during the raids were an airsoft gun, knives and ammunition seized at the home of one of the suspects in Silwad.

Just a few hours later, Israeli security forces foiled an attempted terrorist stabbing attack near the Jewish community of Kedumim.

In the first five months of Operation Break the Wave, as of September 2022, Israeli security forces had arrested more than 1,500 terror suspects in the nearly daily raids and hundreds of terror attacks had been thwarted as part of the “Break the Wave” operation.

“Break the Wave” is being carried out by Israeli forces in response to a wave of deadly terrorist attacks on Israelis that began in March 2022 with the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Nineteen Israelis were murdered by Palestinian Authority terrorists in the period between March and May 2022.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.