Shechem (Nablus), has long been known as one of the Palestinian Authority's terrorism capitals. Last night, an IDF force identified three Arab terrorists standing on the side of the city's southern bypass road, holding ready-to-hurl Molotov cocktails. The soldiers opened fire, hitting one terrorists in the leg; the others fled safely.
IDF forces continued their terrorist-arrest operations in Shechem and elsewhere last night. Heavy gunfire was opened upon the soldiers in Shechem, and an explosive was thrown at them. The Israelis returned fire. Later, firebombs and rocks were thrown at the force, which responded with riot-dispersing means. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
The IDF's terrorist-catching operations netted five wanted Arabs in Shechem, including one who surrendered to soldiers after an hours-long siege of his house. In Ramallah, Israeli soldiers were fired upon as they captured two terrorists.
In Gaza last night, terrorists fired a Kassam rocket towards Kibbutz Nachal Oz in the western Negev - east of where the Jewish community of Netzarim used to stand. No one was hurt.