IDF soldiers exchanged fire with armed Palestinian Arab terrorists at the Jalameh checkpoint, near Jenin, overnight Tuesday.
One Israeli officer was killed during the gun battle. while two terrorists were eliminated, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Wednesday morning.
"An IDF officer was killed overnight as a result of an exchange of gunfire during an incident with terrorists at the seamline security barrier next to the Jalameh crossing in the Menashe brigade district," it said in a statement.
According to the statement, IDF lookouts identified two suspects near the fence. IDF soldiers who were called to the scene surrounded the suspects and started an arrest procedure, during which the suspects opened fire at the soldiers.
The soldiers returned fire and eliminated the two terrorists.
On Tuesday evening, a 70-year-old woman was lightly injured when a rock was thrown at her vehicle near the Yakir Junction in Samaria.
A Magen David Adom team provided the woman with first aid for a cut she received on her leg from a piece of glass from a shattered window.
A short time later, a Palestinian Arab armed with a knife was arrested who intended to carry out a stabbing attack at the Tapuah Junction.
Soldiers spotted the man holding the knife and fired a warning shot in the air. The terrorist then threw away the knife and lay on the ground, at which point he was arrested. He was taken for interrogation by security forces.