One of the three extremist Neturei Karta members who met with Islamic Jihad militants earlier this week in Jenin was detained by police.
A terrorist organization’s backing and illegal entry into Judea and Samaria’s Area A were the reasons for the arrest.
The other two members could be arrested soon, according to reports.
According to police, “the Jerusalem District of Israel Police and security forces combat against terrorist operators of any kind, terrorist instigators, terrorist supporters, and anybody who aids them” throughout the year.
“This is severe, careless behavior that violates the law, and whether it results from extremist ideology, religious fanaticism, or other factors, the police will address it decisively and with zero tolerance.
The police underscore that Israelis are not allowed to enter Area A and that doing so is a severe security violation that could result in fatalities.
Right-wing MK and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir responded by applauding the arrests.
“Congratulations to the Israel Police for arresting the terrorist supporter who visited the terrorists in,” he tweeted in Hebrew.
The delegation visited the terrorist-infested village of Jenin earlier this week, stayed at Bassam al-Saadi, the leader of the Islamic Jihad, and vowed support for the Palestinian Jihad.
They also met with Fatah secretary general Ata Abu Ramila.
“We are Palestinian Jews,” one of the delegation’s members declared, “and we want to live in one country, the Palestinian state, under the Palestinian flag, not the Israeli flag.”
מברך את משטרת ישראל על מעצר תומך הטרור שביקר את המחבלים בג'נין. לא נאפשר תמיכה בטרור מכל סוג ולאף אחד. pic.twitter.com/jR0TiImXHu
— איתמר בן גביר (@itamarbengvir) January 12, 2023