IDF arrest 30 Palestinians

03 December 2003
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) on 3 December arrested at least 30 Palestinians, including 17 members of militant group Islamic Jihad, said Israeli military officials. The Islamic Jihad members were arrested in Jenin, and the other militants were detained after raids in Ramallah. Witnesses said that the IDF raided Jenin at dawn using more than 12 tanks and military vehicles.

IDF sources on 3 December said that a soldier had been seriously wounded in an attack by Palestinian gunmen near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in the southern Gaza Strip.

Separately, two Palestinian men were arrested by Israeli police as they were allegedly on their way to carry out a suicide bombing in the Israeli town of Beit Shean.

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