Operation Brother’s Keeper: IDF Arrests 51 Prisoners Released In Shalit Deal


idf-raid-arrestsThe IDF arrested 64 Palestinians overnight Tuesday, including 51 Hamas members who were released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal as Operation Brother’s Keeper entered its sixth day.

Through today, Ynet reports, 240 people were arrested as part of the Israeli military’s operation to retrieve the three teens who went missing in the West Bank on Thursday night, including 180 Hamas operatives; some 800 structures have been searched.

The 51 were part of a group of 1,027 Palestinians released in 2011 from Israeli prisons in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit captured by Gaza terrorists in a cross-border raid in 2006.

Ynet also reported that IDF forces also raided the offices of the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa radio station in Ramallah and the TransMedia communications company in Chevron. Military sources said that the objective of the raid is to collect documents and other materials that incriminate and link the movement to terror activities in the West Bank.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}