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IDF, terrorists clash across Judea and Samaria

Israeli troops came under "massive fire" and responded in kind.

Israeli forces operate in Judea and Samaria, March 5, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli forces operate in Judea and Samaria, March 5, 2023. Credit: IDF.

A Palestinian was killed in Jenin early on Monday in clashes that erupted during an Israeli counterterrorism raid in the Samarian city, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.

The Israel Defense Forces said troops came under “massive fire” and responded in kind. Several hits were identified.

The IDF added that Palestinians threw improvised explosive devices at soldiers, damaging several military vehicles.

At least one Palestinian was wounded by an IED.

Israeli forces confiscated weapons and other military equipment during the operation.

Armed clashes also broke out during IDF operations near Ramallah and Nablus.

Israeli forces arrested six wanted Palestinians in operations across Judea and Samaria.

Earlier Sunday, Palestinian terrorists fired on Mevo Dotan in northern Samaria, causing damage to a vehicle at the entrance to the Jewish community. Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Jenin branch claimed responsibility for the attack, which caused no injuries.

Hours later, a home in the northern Israeli town of Gan Ner was struck by gunfire.

Earlier this month, Palestinian terrorists fired in the direction of Gan Ner following a roadside dispute in which a Jewish resident of the town shot and killed an Arab Israeli.

In April, terrorist gunfire damaged several homes in Kibbutz Ma’ale Gilboa, located on the northeast end of the ridge of the Samarian Hills and, like the nearby Gan Ner, within Green Line Israel.

Also on Sunday, IDF soldiers shot and wounded a man spotted placing a bomb on Route 458 near the village of al-Mughayyir, near Jenin. The troops safely disposed of the device.

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