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Israel Arrests Palestinian Terror Commander Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack

Public By Pesach Benson • 5 March, 2024

Jerusalem, 5 March, 2024 (TPS) -- Israel security forces arrested a Palestinian terror commander planning an “imminent attack,” authorities announced on Tuesday.

Muhammad Tanji was arrested in the Balata refugee camp near Shechem (Nablus) in an overnight raid.

The arrest of Tanji comes as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches. In the last several years, Palestinian terror has surged ahead of and during Ramadan.

According to Palestinian media reports, Tanji commanded the refugee camp’s Balata Battalion, which is affiliated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

In other overnight counterterror raids, Israel Defense Forces arrested 21 wanted Palestinian terror suspects around Judea and Samaria.

Among the people arrested were Abed Massad, who participated in a 2023 shooting attack in Huwara which killed Silas Shay Nigarkar and his son, Aviad.

In other arrest raids, Israeli forces confiscated weapons, military gear, and terror funds.

Since October 7, Israeli security forces have arrested around 3,400 wanted Palestinian terror suspects in Judea and Samaria, of whom over 1,500 are affiliated with Hamas.