IDF Seizes ‘Incitement Material’ In Sweep Of West Bank Universities

Birzeit University
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TEL AVIV — The IDF this week did a sweep of the West Bank and seized propaganda it termed “incitement material.” The raids were conducted ahead of the 30th anniversary of the so-called First Intifada, which began at the end of December 1987.

According to a report in the Times of Israel, the army targeted Al Quds University in the village of Abu Dis outside Jerusalem, the Birzeit University near Ramallah and a printing press in Hebron.

“In the framework of the operation, posters, flags and materials inciting terror were confiscated,” a statement from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The statement did not specify what materials were captured during the raids.

In separate overnight raids across the West Bank, soldiers arrested eight Palestinians suspected of involvement in terror activity, the Times reported.

In the wake of the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and amid calls by Hamas to begin a new intifada, the IDF has been bracing for widespread Palestinian violence. Riots have so far been subdued but the army has still been conducting nightly arrest raids in West Bank villages.

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