Daily Israel Report

Terrorist Killed in Jenin Firefight

Security forces attacked with grenades, improvised explosives during arrest of major suspect.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 9/17/2013, 9:51 AM

(Illustration) IDF soldiers in Samaria
(Illustration) IDF soldiers in Samaria
Israel news photo: Flash 90

One man has been killed in the PA Arab town of Jenin, after Israeli security forces came under fierce attack during an operation to arrest a major terror suspect.

Terrorists hurled hand-grenades and firebombs at the arresting forces, who responded with live fire, lightly injuring one of the attackers, who was subsequently apprehended and taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

During the operation security forces identified the terror suspect they had been searching for, who attempted to flee. Security forces gave chase, eventually nabbing the suspect after an exchange of fire in which he was critically wounded. The man was evacuated for treatment in Israel but succumbed to his injuries soon after.

A total of 7 suspects were arrested by IDF forces last night in the Kalkilye, Ramallah and Shechem (Nablus) areas.