Daily Israel Report

PA Arab Shot Dead During IDF Operation in Jenin

Security forces came under attack in the course of an operation to arrest Islamic Jihad terrorist Bassam Saadi.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 8/20/2013, 10:10 AM

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Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian Authority Arab and wounded two others during an operation early Tuesday in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin in Samaria (Shomron)

Security forces were attempting to apprehend a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization when they came under attack.

"During the activity, shots were fired at the forces and improvised explosive devices and rocks were hurled at the security personnel, injuring two soldiers," a military spokeswoman told AFP.

Troops responded with live fire in order to eliminate the threat, and initial reports indicate that one attacker was killed and two injured, she added. Maan News Agency identified the dead man as Majd Mohammad Anis Lahlouh, 22. 

The wanted man was taken into custody, and identified by Army Radio as Islamic Jihad terrorist, Bassam Saadi.

The two soldiers were lightly injured by stones, it added.