Daily Israel Report

IDF Comes under Attack Arresting Terror Suspect in Jenin

Terrorists shoot at soldiers and lob explosives at them during arrest of terror suspect; no injuries reported.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 5/28/2014, 7:28 AM

IDF soldiers (file)
IDF soldiers (file)
IDF Spokesperson Unit

IDF soldiers were attacked overnight Tuesday while arresting a terror suspect in the Arab village of Jenin, located in northern Samaria.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported that terrorists opened fire at the IDF force, and threw explosives at them, reports Walla!.

No injuries to the soldiers were reported following the clashes.

Two weeks ago a similar event occurred in Jenin, as a terrorist threw an improvised bomb at soldiers who raided the town overnight, arresting 11 terrorists. Security forces also confiscated improvised weapons at the scene.

Jenin has been a hotbed of terrorism; last month, IDF soldiers found two pipe bombs during an arrest in the town. The bombs were detonated in a controlled environment and no injuries were reported. 

In March, IDF forces raided the town, killing two senior terrorists and a protesting resident. 

Soldiers killed Hamza Abu Alheja, a 20-year-old terrorist of Hamas's Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, after he refused arrest and opened fire on IDF forces. The IDF released rare footage from the helmet of a member of the SWAT operation.

As the raid progressed, local Arab residents began rioting and attacking IDF soldiers, leading to the death of an Islamic Jihad terrorist and a local Arab resident amid the clashes.