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Palestinian suspects arrested for allegedly aiding Tapuah attacker

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Israeli security forces entered a West Bank village early Tuesday and made a number of arrests in connection with a Sunday drive-by shooting attack at a northern West Bank junction that left three Israelis wounded.

The detained Palestinians, who were arrested for their suspected involvement in the attack, were taken for questioning by the Shin Bet security service.

A Shin Bet spokesperson confirmed the arrests, but did not specify how many Palestinians were detained.

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The attacker was not among those arrested, but the detainees were suspected of aiding him, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The forces made the arrests in the village of Aqraba, near which a gray Hyundai van believed to have been used in the attack was found on Monday. Channel 12 reported that the security establishment believes the vehicle belonged to a Hamas member who lives in Aqraba.

Photos of the car began circulating on Palestinian social media showing that it was hit by at least two bullets, one of which shattered the back windshield and the other hit the trunk door. That matched the claims by soldiers........

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