A Palestinian youth was killed near Nablus on Wednesday night during a gun battle between armed Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

Israeli forces came under fire during an arrest operation in the outskirts of Balata, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The soldiers returned fire, and several hits were identified, the IDF said in a statement.

The victim was identified by Palestinian media as Amer Abu Zayton, 16. Both the PLO and Fatah confirmed that he had participated in the clashes, according to Ynet.

Two suspects were apprehended during the operation, and arrests were also made in several other Palestinian towns and cities, according to the IDF.

Israeli forces were also attacking during an operation in Qalandiya, north of Jerusalem. Two terror suspects were apprehended during the operation, and ammunition was seized, according to the IDF.

Palestinians stoned Israeli troops during the raid, who responded with riot dispersal methods, the military said.

Gunshots were also heard during an arrest raid in Jenin.

JNS

Support
Jewish News Syndicate


With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.

Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.

If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

We appreciate your support.