Israel "Cracking Down" on West Bank Terror Suspects

(AFP-Ynet News) Israel plans to step up arrests of suspected terrorists in the West Bank to prevent the simmering civil unrest from escalating into a full-blown uprising, security sources say. "As a consequence, a decision was taken within the security establishment to increase intelligence activity and arrests among members of Hamas or operatives against Israel," a source said. "It started in the past few days and will increase." The defense establishment has noted an upswing in clashes since November's eight-day battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, "there's been an increase in the number of incidents that have taken place, stone-throwing incidents as well as Molotov cocktails on the main highways."

2013-01-03 00:00:00

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