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Israeli forces kill two terrorists during Jenin raid

In a separate incident, Border Police thwarted a firebombing in Jerusalem, killing two terrorists • Officer summoned for questioning after 13-year-old shot during clashes in Shuafat.

Israeli forces operating in Jenin in northern Samaria, March 12, 2024. Credit: IDF.
Israeli forces operating in Jenin in northern Samaria, March 12, 2024. Credit: IDF.

Two terrorists were killed and four others wounded in an exchange of fire with Israel Defense Forces troops during a counterterror operation in Jenin in northern Samaria overnight Tuesday, according to Palestinian media.

The IDF said on Wednesday only that “during the activity, soldiers fired at armed men identified in the area, injuries were identified.”

In a separate incident on Tuesday evening, Border Police said they thwarted five terrorists attempting to firebomb vehicles driving between Ramot and Givat Ze’ev on Route 436.

According to Palestinian reports, two Palestinians were killed and another three wounded in the incident.

Seven terror suspects were arrested throughout Judea and Samaria overnight Tuesday, according to the army, including one in Jenin, where 60 bombs were found planted under roads, according to Ynet.

There were no Israeli casualties reported.

The raid on the terror hotspot took place shortly after Israel forces on Monday thwarted a major terrorist attack on central Tel Aviv, apprehending a terrorist from Jenin on his way to the city armed with weapons and explosives.

Muhammad Jaber and his accomplice were killed by the IDF’s Duvdevan undercover counterterror unit in Zeita, near the security barrier.

The terrorist was carrying in his backpack an improvised explosive device weighing 20 kilograms (44 pounds), capable of killing and wounding dozens in a crowded area, Kan News reported on Tuesday.

“We were able to prevent a significant attack that could have drastically altered the situation in the West Bank and the heart of the country during Ramadan, potentially causing the death of many,” a high-ranking Israeli security official told Ynet on Tuesday.

Since the start of the war on Oct. 7, a total of 3,500 wanted persons have been arrested in Judea and Samaria, including more than 1,500 affiliated with the Hamas terrorist organization.

Soldier summoned for questioning after 13-year-old shot in Shuafat

An Israeli Border Police officer was summoned for questioning by Military Police after a 13-year-old boy was shot during clashes in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat on Tuesday night, later dying of his wounds.

According to police, a Border Police force opened fire after being attacked with fire bombs and fireworks.

“We strongly condemn the exploitation of Ramadan by lawbreakers, rioters and violent disruptors who attempt to harm security forces or civilians,” said police.

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said in response to the incident, “I support the Border Police fighters who are operating at this time and are now risking their lives against dozens of Arab rioters. I salute the fighter who killed the terrorist who tried to shoot at him and the forces with fireworks—this is exactly how you should act against terrorists; with determination and precision.”

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