A firefight broke out on Monday between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen during an Israeli arrest raid in the village of Qabatiyah, near Jenin, according to the Israeli military.

The Palestinian Authority-run Wafa news agency said 11 Palestinians were injured during the operation, some severely.

The Israeli force entered the village in pursuit of a terror suspect, who opened fire on the soldiers from within a residential building, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. The force returned fire, and the suspect eventually surrendered.

The suspect, identified by Palestinian media as Alaa Omar Zakarneh, a former Israeli security prisoner, was arrested, and an M-16 rifle was seized, according to the IDF.

The Israeli force also returned fire after being shot at from multiple other locations during the operation, the statement said.

Meanwhile, security forces conducted counterterrorism operations in other locations in Judea and Samaria, including Hebron, Bidu and Jabal Mawalach overnight Sunday.

A total of nine security suspects were arrested. There were no injuries among IDF personnel.

 
JNS

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