Events and incidents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Wednesday, 17 August 2016. The information is updated on a rolling basis.
00:00. The press service of the IDF reported that on 16 August near the refugee camp of al-Faouar army and police conducted large-scale anti-terrorist operation, during which a number of arrests and issued summons for interrogation. During the operation, was discovered weapons caches. Weapons and ammunition were found during a search in halhul.
07:00. Last night in Judea and Samaria, Israeli forces detained 20 Palestinian Arabs who were wanted on suspicion of terrorist activities, including 9 activists of Hamas. The detainees were transferred for interrogation to investigators from the Shin bet. Among other IDF soldiers detained Husayn Abu Kawika, the representative of Hamas in the elections of the Palestinian national authority. Abu Kawik was arrested at his home in the refugee camp of al-Amari (Ramallah district).