One of the wounded soldiers was originally in light-to-moderate condition, but his condition was later reported as moderate-to-serious. He was flown by helicopter to Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv.
At least three of the killed were of Fatah's Al-Aksa Brigades. Fatah is often considered "moderate" in comparison with Hamas, but an Al-Aksa spokesman in Shechem responded to today's battle as follows: "Israel has opened up on itself the gates of Hell. Our response will be painful and quick, and there is no longer any point in talking about a period of calm. We are not obligated by the statements of others."