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Fatah terror operative arrested in Jenin refugee camp

The IDF identified the suspect as Muhammad Nanghiyeh, an operative of Tanzim, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party.

Israeli forces enter Jenin in northern Samaria, on July 3, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Israeli forces enter Jenin in northern Samaria, on July 3, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Israeli security forces arrested a wanted terrorist in the Jenin refugee camp in northern Samaria on Wednesday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces. It was the second such arrest raid in the camp in 48 hours.

The IDF identified the suspect as Muhammad Nanghiyeh, an operative of Tanzim, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party. The IDF said that he assisted in carrying out several recent shooting attacks in Judea and Samaria.

During the activity, terrorists fired at Israeli forces, who responded with live fire. Hits were detected.

Nanghiyeh was transferred to security forces for further questioning.

As of 10 a.m., IDF forces were already exiting the area, according to reports. The IDF said that no troops were hurt during the raid.

On Monday, troops entered the camp for the first time since the IDF’s large-scale 48-hour operation in the city in July. During Monday’s operation, three wanted Hamas operatives were arrested, one of them a senior operative, identified as Abdullah Sobah. The IDF also engaged Palestinian gunmen, deploying a “Maoz” suicide drone.

Nine terrorists captured overnight

Overnight Tuesday, Israeli forces arrested nine wanted terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria.

One suspect was arrested and several detained for questioning in the Al Aroub refugee camp, according to the Israeli military. Israeli forces were attacked with an explosive device and stoned; no Israeli casualties were reported.

The remaining eight suspects were arrested in the villages of Nahalin, Bayt Rima, Sa’ir, Abu Dis and Surif.

During the operation in Surif, Israeli forces were attacked with firebombs, and in Bayt Rima a military vehicle overturned. The vehicle was damaged and one soldier was sent for medical testing.

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