By Andrew Friedman/TPS
Security forces ramped up activity in Yehudah and Shomron overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday following the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was shot to death on Route 60 by a passing car near his hometown of Havat Gilad Tuesday evening. Troops arrested 11 Palestinians who were wanted for terror activities and rioting.
In addition, the commander of the Central Command, Maj. Gen. Roni Numa, together with the Commander of the Yehudah and Shomron Division, Brig. Gen. Eran Niv, and the Commander of the Shomron Regional Division, Col. Gilad Amit, conducted an assessment of the situation at the scene of the attack and ordered a series of steps to locate the terrorists, including roadblocks at the entrances and exits to Shechem and the deployment of additional forces around the area. Troops were instructed to carry out full searches of cars leaving Shechem.
The Israel Broadcasting Corproration (Kan) reported that IDF troops had surrounded several Arab villages in the region, adjacent to the shooting. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that about 100 Palestinians rioted in the city of Yericho, throwing stones and cement blocks and burning tires and garbage cans.
Also, overnight IDF forces and Shin Bet agents seized thousands of shekels of terrorist money, as part of the campaign against terror financing in the city, and in Yehudah and Shomron overall.
IDF Chief of Staff visits the scene of the deadly terror attack
IDF forces act in response to the deadly terror attack