A Palestinian man who was trying to enter the West Bank settlement of Itamar was arrested on Sunday evening. He was accompanied by another man who fled when security forces approached them. The two were wearing army uniforms.

IDF soldiers in Itamar

IDF soldiers in Itamar Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS

On Sunday evening, a Palestinian man dressed as a soldier was arrested near Itamar in the West Bank. The man was detained and security forces are searching for a man who was accompanying him.

It is believed that the men were trying to enter the Israeli settlement. The security forces found that the arrested man was carrying binoculars. The second suspect possibly fled toward Beit Furik, a Palestinian town near Itamar.

This comes after a terrorist from an attempted bombing near the Husan bypass road in Gush Etzion was arrested last week. The terrorist had claimed he “wanted to hurt IDF soldiers.”