Palestinian singer arrested for praising Halamish terror attack in song

A total of 17 suspects were arrested in the West Bank by Israeli forces early this morning. One of the suspects is a Palestinian singer who glorified the murder of three Israelis in a new song.

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IDF and Israel Police forces raided several Palestinian villages in the West Bank early Thursday morning. 17 Palestinians suspected of being involved in terrorist activities were arrested. Among the suspects is a singer who recently released a song praising the Halamish terrorist, who murdered three members of the Salomon family last month.

During the raid that was carried out in the singer's village of Beit Rima, two of his band members were arrested. In addition, a Hebron radio station that, according to the IDF and Shin Bet, broadcasted material inciting to terrorism on a regular basis was shut down.   

The arrest of the singer Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Channel 2 News

The 17 suspects who were arrested include four Hamas members. Weapons were also confiscated from the homes that were raided. Over 10 self-made weapons were discovered by the security forces.

In addition, during an IDF operation in the Palestinian village of al-Omri, violent clashes broke out when about 200 residents lit tires on fire and threw stones at the forces. The IDF soldiers used riot-control measures to disperse the mob.

The weapons that were discovered this morning Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Channel 2 News

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