At least four terrorists were killed during a gun battle with Israeli forces in Jenin on Tuesday morning, according to Hebrew media reports.
Israeli forces were continuing an overnight counterterror operation in the northern Samarian city when they came under fire, according to the reports. Troops were also attacked with explosives and firebombs.
In response, an IDF drone struck the terrorist forces, killing at least four and wounding others, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.
Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed the four terrorists killed as its operatives.
Israeli security forces arrested 18 wanted terror suspects, including five Hamas members, in raids across Judea and Samaria on Monday night, the IDF said.
Israeli forces also removed roadside bombs, located weapon parts and ammunition, sealed off a building belonging to a Hamas-funded charity, seized terrorist funds and confiscated a drone and a locally-made submachine gun.
Since the beginning of the war, 2,200 wanted suspects have been arrested throughout Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, 1,190 of whom are associated with Hamas.
Palestinian terrorists in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley have escalated their campaign against Israeli civilians and security forces in the wake of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre in the northwestern Negev, data published by Channel 14 News on Monday shows.
In the nine weeks since Hamas launched its cross-border attack from the Gaza Strip, the broadcaster counted 1,388 attacks in the disputed territories, including 569 cases of rock-throwing, 287 attacks with explosives, 143 fire bombings and 70 terrorist shootings.
Three Israelis—a civilian, a soldier and a Border Police officer—have been murdered in Judea and Samaria since Oct. 7.
In addition, at least 52 Israelis sustained injuries, according to Channel 14. The report said 16 people were wounded by stoning, 10 sustained gunshot wounds, eight were violently attacked by Palestinians and two were injured in a vehicular assault.
At least 15 members of the security forces were wounded during counterterrorism raids in Judea and Samaria, while one Israeli was moderately injured as he neutralized a Palestinian terrorist.