RAMALLAH (Sputnik) — As many as 15 Palestinians, including terror suspects, were arrested during raids conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the West Bank on Monday night, Avichai Adrai, the IDF spokesman, said in a statement.
Adrai indicated that Israeli troops had carried out raids in the district of al-Faraa, the resident of which perpetrated a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's city center the day before.
On December 10, a 24-year old Palestinian attacked a guard of Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station with a knife. The police have detained the attacker, dubbing the incident a terrorist attack. According to the ambulance service, the guard was taken to hospital with serious injuries to the upper part of his body. Following the attack, the Israeli police and security services have tightened security in transport in Jerusalem.
Following the decision, Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist organization Hamas has called on Arab countries to halt all cooperation with the United States, while its former rival Fatah said that the two movements were "now united to stand against the occupation government and the decision of the US on Jerusalem."