IDF soldiers (illustrative)
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IDF soldiers are currently operating in the Arab town of Qabatiya near Jenin, an IDF source said Monday morning.

There is an exchange of fire at the scene between armed suspects and the soldiers, and the forces have arrested at least one wanted suspect, who was named as Alaa Zakhrana, a member of Islamic Jihad's military wing.

According to Arab sources, at least six of the armed terrorists were injured after the IDF fired in the direction the bullets were coming from, and one of the terrorists was injured seriously.

An IDF statement explained, "During the IDF forces' operations in the town of Qabatiya, a wanted suspect barricaded himself in his home and began firing towards the forces, who fired at him in response. After an exchange of fire, the suspect, who is suspected of involvement in terror activities, handed himself over to the forces."

"In addition, M-16 weapons were found. During the operation, shootouts developed in several locations in the town, between the armed terrorists and the forces who were firing at them.".