Palestinian Arab sources reported that Israeli security forces arrested overnight Thursday the leader of the Lions’ Den terrorist organization, Khaled Tubila, at his home in Shechem (Nablus).
According to the reports, IDF troops surrounded Tubila’s home in the Rafidiya neighborhood of Shechem until he surrendered, left his home and was arrested. It was also reported that, during the operation, armed terrorists threw explosive devices, firebombs and rocks at the troops.
In footage from the area, a loud explosion was heard and smoke was seen billowing from a house. No injuries were reported. The IDF has not yet confirmed the reports.
Overnight Wednesday, IDF, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Border Police forces conducted counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, arresting eight wanted terrorists.
In the city of Shechem (Nablus) and the towns of Beit Ummar and Husan, the forces apprehended four wanted suspects. In the city of Hebron, the forces apprehended an additional suspect, and located and confiscated an airsoft gun, ammunition, and a magazine.
In Jalazone, the forces apprehended two wanted suspects. A violent riot was instigated at the scene and the forces responded by firing into the air with .22 caliber rounds.
In the town of Beitunia, an additional suspect was apprehended and suspects hurled rocks at the forces, who responded with riot dispersal means. In the town of Al-Ram, suspects hurled rocks at the forces, who responded with riot dispersal means.