One Palestinian was reportedly killed and several wounded near Jenin overnight Monday in a gun battle that erupted during an Israeli arrest raid.

Israeli security forces entered the town of Wadi Bruqin to apprehend Athb al-Bali, who was wanted in connection with a series of shooting attacks and who was actively planning future attacks, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

As the operation got underway, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at the Israeli forces and hurled explosives at them, the IDF said. Soldiers returned fire, hitting one of the assailants, according to the military.

The Palestinian Authority-run WAFA news agency reported that an 18-year-old Palestinian was killed in the clashes, while four other people were injured and admitted to hospitals in the Jenin area.

Al-Bali surrendered himself to Israeli forces during the operation.

The raid was one of several operations Israeli security forces conducted throughout Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley overnight, according to the military.

Arrests were made in multiple Palestinian towns and villages, and three vehicles were seized, according to the IDF.


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