Kalashnikov automatic weapons used in the Givat Asaf terror attack was found as well as one of the soldier’s weapons stolen by the terrorist.

The IDF continued to clamp down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Palestinians as security forces continue to search for a Hamas cell believed to be behind a string of deadly attacks which claimed the lives of three Israelis.

Troops were reinforced in the West Bank on Thursday with soldiers from the Golani Brigade and  the Nahal Brigade.

The military believes that the overall atmosphere in the West Bank is tense, and security forces have warned that Hamas is trying to carry out terror attacks with guidance from Gaza, Turkey and Lebanon.

Last Sunday, a Palestinian terrorist linked to Hamas shot and injured seven Israeli civilians at a bus stop outside of the Ofra settlement. Among the wounded was a pregnant woman who gave birth prematurely. Her baby boy died three days later.

On Thursday, two soldiers were killed after a Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus stop outside of the outpost of Givat Assaf – a short distance down Route 60 from Ofra – and fled the scene with one of the soldier’s weapons. A third soldier, Netanel Felber, remains in serious condition at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.


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