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Female soldier wounded during counterterror op in Samaria

The Israel Defense Forces arrested 19 terror suspects in the area.

Israeli soldiers during a counterterror operation in Samaria, May 9, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli soldiers during a counterterror operation in Samaria, May 9, 2023. Credit: IDF.

A female Israeli soldier was seriously injured by shrapnel on Tuesday during an exchange of fire while taking part in an arrest operation in the city of Tubas in northeastern Samaria, the Israel Defense Forces reported on Wednesday.

She was evacuated to a hospital, and her family was informed of her injury, said the army statement.

The IDF on Thursday named the soldier as Shoshana Dagani, saying she was wounded while providing cover to a comrade during a heavy barrage of gunfire.

The arrest raid took place in the area assigned to the IDF Judea and Samaria Division’s Bekaa and Emekim Brigade, where 19 terror suspects were arrested in overnight activities.

Israeli forces killed two Palestinian terrorists in Qabatiya, located south of Jenin in Samaria. Palestinian terrorists opened fire from a passing vehicle on troops searching for wanted suspects in the city, according to the IDF. The soldiers returned fire, killing the terrorists.

A third Palestinian was reported wounded in the exchange.

An M-16 rifle and a pistol were also seized during the operation, the army said.

Another Israeli soldier was lightly wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb detonated during a counterterror operation in Nablus.

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