Israel arrests two Palestinians in West Bank
Two Palestinians were detained on Wednesday by Israeli troops in the West Bank. One, a Hamas member from the southern West Bank town of Dahariyeh, surrendered himself to troops after they arrived at his home with a bulldozer and began demolishing it.
According to Israeli sources, gunfire was exchanged and the man surrendered himself to the troops after the house demolition began. Israeli authorities believe the man to be behind a bombing in southern Israel last August.
Also on Wednesday, Israeli troops arrested a Fatah member in the West Bank village of Khares whom they believe was involved in shooting attack on Israelis in June. Following a brief firefight, the man surrendered himself to the troops.
Israeli security forces revealed that another Hamas member, Ibrahim Ranimat, had been captured in the West Bank just south of Bethlehem on Tuesday.
Israel claims that Ranimat was responsible for several attacks on Israelis in the past decade, including the kidnap and death of an Israeli soldier. Israel had been pursuing him unsuccessfully for many years.
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