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Arab terrorists opened fire on Israeli soldiers in northern Samaria Tuesday, sparking a firefight in the Jenin district, Arab media outlets reported.

WAFA reported that Israeli security forces closed sealed off the entrances to Burqin and the Jenin refugee camp Tuesday morning.

According to the reports, IDF forces operating in Jenin surrounded a home in the Al-Hadaf neighborhood, demanding that a wanted terrorist hiding inside surrender.

Terrorists responded with gunfire, prompting Israeli soldiers to respond in kind.

The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the gunfire aimed at the IDF soldiers.

The Palestinian Authority’s health department claimed that three people were wounded during the gun battle.

An IDF spokesperson confirmed that Israeli forces were operating in the Jenin district.

"A short while ago, IDF, ISA and Israel Border Police forces conducted counterterrorism activity in the town of Wadi Burqin near Jenin. During the activity, Palestinian gunmen fired at the security forces, who responded with live fire. A hit was identified."

"In addition, a wanted terror suspect was apprehended and transferred to security forces for further questioning. Two M16 rifles and an IDF military vest were found in his residence. No IDF injuries were reported."

Fifteen wanted terrorists were arrested across Judea and Samaria early Tuesday morning during Israeli security sweeps, WAFA reported.