IDF forces arrest Palestinian Molotov cocktail suspects

IDF forces from the Judea and Samaria Division along with Israel Police forces have arrested three Palestinians on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails at the entrance of Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion over the weekend. No injuries were reported.

In footage released by the IDF, the suspects are seen approaching the kibbutz at night and hurling several Molotov cocktails at the entrance before fleeing.

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Molotov cocktail attack footage (Video: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)

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Utilizing Police and Shin Bet intelligence, Givati forces raided the homes of the suspects in Beit Fajjar and detained them for questioning.

Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

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The Renault vehicle used in the attack was seized as part of new security policy in which vehicles used in the commission of terrorist attacks are confiscated.

Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF has recently increased anti-terror activities in the eastern sector of Gush Etzion following increases in Molotov cocktail and stone-throwing attacks on Israeli settlements and vehicles. Sixty Palestinian suspects have been detained in the past year for such activity.