Some success in dealing with local jihadists in Jenin
Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli military operations in Judea and Samaria overnight.
In the first incident, Israeli troops were fired upon during an arrest operation in the Jenin refugee camp on Wednesday night. The troops returned fire, killing one Palestinian.
The incident began around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night when Israeli counter-terror forces entered the Jenin refugee camp to arrest an Islamic Jihad operative who had planned attacks on transportation arteries in Judea and Samaria. A disturbance broke out and Palestinians opened fire on the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers then responded with return fire, wounding several Palestinians.
In addition to gunfire, the soldiers were also attacked with improvised explosive devices, an Israeli military spokesperson said.
The wanted Islamic Jihad operative was not captured in the operation. No Israeli soldiers were wounded.
Two of the wounded Palestinians were transported to Haemek Medical Center in Afula. One died of his wounds en route to the hospital.
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