Israeli security thwarts 2,200 attacks, arrests 400 after monitoring social media

Israeli security forces have developed techniques that allow them to nip potential attacks, such as stabbings and car-rammings, in the bud and identify suspects by monitoring social media accounts, Haaretz reports.

Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, along with Israeli military intelligence, have reportedly stopped 2,200 Palestinians from carrying out a range of attacks, mostly stabbings and car-rammings, which have been occurring frequently amidst tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

Some 400 suspects have been preemptively arrested and some have been prosecuted. The Palestinian Authority has arrested roughly the same number of suspects and warned them “against planning attacks on Israel.” Another 1,600 have been called in to Shin Bet and the IDF for warnings.