Two Senior Terror Operatives Killed During IDF Operation


IDF soldiers during the overnight raid in Yehudah and Shomron. (IDF Spokesman)

During a joint IDF and Shin Bet activity in the Palestinian town of Wadi Bruqin, three wanted individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activities were apprehended. During the operation, armed suspects shot at the security forces, who responded with live fire. Hits were identified.

During the exchange of fire, Muhammad Qasim Saadi, a high-ranking operative in the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was killed. The terrorist has carried out a number of shooting attacks on Israeli forces, armed Islamic Jihad operatives with weapons, all while following the leadership of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. Naim Zbeidi, a terror operative who was involved in a number of shooting attacks at Israeli forces, was also killed during the exchange of fire. Additionally, the forces located and confiscated three M-16 rifles.

In parallel, the forces operated in the towns of Dura and Dayr Samet and apprehended four wanted individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activity.

The forces located a gun during the activity in the town of Dura.

Two additional wanted suspects were apprehended in the towns of Bayt Furik and Abu Shahidem.

The forces also operated in the towns of Haje and Beit Ummar.

No IDF injuries were reported, baruch Hashem.

The wanted suspects and weapons were transferred to security forces for further processing.

The security forces will continue to operate decisively to thwart any attempt to harm the safety of Israeli civilians.

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