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Israeli forces arrest senior Islamic Jihad member

A total of 13 wanted terrorism suspects were apprehended in Judea and Samaria overnight.

Israeli forces arrested 13 wanted terrorism suspects during overnight operations in Judea and Samaria. Credit: IDF.
Israeli forces arrested 13 wanted terrorism suspects during overnight operations in Judea and Samaria. Credit: IDF.

Israeli forces arrested a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the village of Burkin near Jenin on Wednesday night, along with five other terror suspects.

At the same time, six terror suspects were arrested during a brigade-level Israeli counter-terror operation in Beit Ummar northwest of Hebron in Judea.

In the villages of Qilqis and Yata Israeli forces located and confiscated weapons, ammunition and military equipment.

A wanted individual was arrested in the village of Qabalan, and weapons and ammunition were confiscated.

No casualties were reported to Israeli forces.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces launched a search operation in the Jordan Valley following a terror attack at the Hamra Junction east of Shechem (Nablus).

A woman in her 30s was lightly wounded in the neck by shrapnel when a terrorist fired on her car from a passing vehicle on Highway 57.

The woman’s husband and two children, who were in the car at the time of the shooting, suffered no injuries.

On Tuesday in Ma’ale Adumim, a terrorist opened fire on diners inside a shopping mall in the city, wounding six people.

A Border Police officer on his day off shot and killed the terrorist, who was also armed with a knife.

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