Security Forces Reportedly Arrest Senior Islamic Jihad Figure

In this 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad spokesman speaks during an interview in Ramallah. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Israeli security forces arrested senior Islamic Jihad personality Khader Adnan in the village of Arraba, near Jenin, in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to Palestinian reports.

Adnan, 44, a spokesman for the terror group, has been arrested a number of times. In 2012, he was released from Israeli custody after a 66-day hunger strike.

Israeli security forces arrested seven wanted Palestinians in counterterror raids across Yehudah and Shomron in the early hours of Sunday.

During an IDF raid in the nearby village of Bir al-Basha, Palestinians opened fire at forces from a passing vehicle, the IDF said, adding that the soldiers returned fire at the car.

No Israeli soldiers were hurt during the overnight raids, baruch Hashem.

Also overnight, Israeli authorities handed over the body of a teenager killed by police in the Shuafat refugee camp last month. On Jan. 25, Salah Muhammad Ali, 17, was shot while aiming a fake gun at officers.

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