IDF operation in Jenin
IDF operation in Jenin IDF Spokesperson/Flash90

The IDF on Friday morning reported on an initial inquiry into Thursday night's attempted shooting attack near Shechem (Nablus).

"Last night, an attempted shooting attack by armed assailants on an IDF military post at the entrance to the city of Nablus was reported," the IDF said.

"An initial inquiry into the incident suggests that the IDF soldiers who responded with fire toward the armed assailant also hit a number of additional assailants.

"The soldiers spotted the assailants during routine activity in the area, which enabled the rapid response to thwart the attempted attack."

The statement added that, "IDF soldiers are continuing to operate in and search the area this morning."