Sometime between late Saturday night and Sunday morning, on Dec. 18-19, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett received news of a breakthrough in efforts to catch the perpetrators of the deadly shooting three days earlier, on Dec. 16, near the West Bank outpost of Homesh. The attack left Yehuda Dimentan, 25, dead and two others injured.
The successful operation was over before dawn. The Shin Bet, supported by special forces from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the police, captured seven terrorists, four of whom were behind the attack. No Israeli forces were hurt in the operation.