JERUSALEM (JTA) – Several Palestinian suspects were arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting in the West Bank that killed an Israeli couple.
The suspects were arrested in raids in the Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus early Saturday morning during a joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service, the IDF said in a statement.
Nablus is located 3 miles from the site of Thursday’s shooting attack on the car of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin. Their four young children were in the vehicle at the time of the attack but were not injured.
The IDF said it has deployed four additional battalions in the West Bank to continue the search for other suspects and to provide more security against Palestinian violence.
There is a gag order on other details of the investigation into the attack, according to the IDF.
Eight Palestinians were detained in the raids in Nablus and at least 10 others were wounded during the operation, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. The detained men were identified by Maan as Hamas affiliates.
The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack.