Terrorist Killed in Gun Battle With IDF Forces in Jenin


The IDF soldiers during their operation, overnight Tuesday. (IDF Spokesman)

The IDF and other security forces conducted counterterrorism operations overnight Tuesday in a number of locations in Yehudah and Shomron, including in the village of Rashida and in the city of Shechem.

During the operation in the city of Jenin, the Israeli forces arrested two wanted persons suspected of terrorist activity. During the operation, an IDF force fired at a number of suspects who threw explosives and shot at them. A hit was detected, the IDF said.

The PA’s official WAFA news agency reported that Muhammad Maher Nafie Marei, 25, from Jenin, was the terrorist killed in the gun battle. He was identified as a member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization.

Jenin is a hotbed of terrorism and has repeatedly been the scene of violent clashes between Israeli forces and terrorists.

During an operation in the Eleaza refugee camp in the Gush Etzion area to arrest a suspect and seize weapons, a number of terrorists threw rocks at the IDF force, which responded with crowd-dispersing means and accurate sniper fire. Injuries among the rioters were detected by the IDF.

During an operation in the village of Silwad, the soldiers arrested six suspects and seized a number of weapons.

A total of 13 suspects were arrested and transferred for further investigation by the security forces. There were no Israeli casualties in any of the operations, baruch Hashem.

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