IDF soldiers during an operation in Shechem (Nablus)
IDF soldiers during an operation in Shechem (Nablus)IDF spokesperson

In a joint nighttime operation, the IDF and Yamam (National Counter Terror Unit), using precise intelligence information from the Shin Bet (ISA), arrested terrorist Khaled Tubila, at his home in Shechem (Nablus).

Tubila is a senior operative of the Lions’ Den terrorist organization. He has been a wanted individual for the past few months, due to his involvement in shooting attacks and other security incidents against Israeli targets.

During the operation, Yamam fighters surrounded the terrorist's home and acted until he exited the house and turned himself in.

Local Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted during the operation, hurling rocks, firebombs, and explosives towards the soldiers, who responded with riot dispersal methods.

Following the arrest, Tubila was transferred to the Shin Bet for interrogation. There were no injuries among the Israeli forces.

On Thursday night, Palestinian Arab sources reported that Israeli security forces arrested Tubila at his home in Shechem. The reports said that IDF troops surrounded Tubila’s home in Shechem's Rafidiya neighborhood until he surrendered, left his home, and was arrested.

Those reports also said that during the operation, armed terrorists threw explosive devices, firebombs and rocks at the Israeli troops. Footage from the area captured the sounds of a loud explosion and showed smoke billowing from a house.