An Arab terrorist was killed on Saturday night while throwing firebombs at Israeli vehicles driving in the Hebron area.
The IDF stated that during an operation to thwart attacks near the village of Beit Awa, the soldiers identified three suspects throwing Molotov cocktails at an Israeli vehicle driving on the road. The troops responded by shooting at the terrorists and hit one of the suspects.
The two other suspects were arrested by the troops and taken for questioning.
The shot terrorist died of his wounds. Arab sources identified the terrorist as Badawi Khaled Masalmeh.
Yochai Dimri, head of the Har Hebron Regional Council, congratulated the IDF forces for their “dedicated and determined activity in maintaining the security of the residents.”
“Tonight they killed and arrested terrorists who were trying to murder residents by throwing Molotov cocktails, a terror cell that endangered our residents several times in the past and tonight was thwarted,” he said.
In related news, Israeli forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria on Saturday night arrested seven wanted persons suspected of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers. The suspects were transferred for questioning.
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