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IDF forces were deployed to the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin early Monday morning, as part of a counter-terror operation following a spate of attacks in and around Samaria Sunday.

Arab rioters clashed with Israeli security personnel during the operation.

The Palestinian Authority's WAFA media outlet reported that eight rioters were wounded by gunfire during the clashes, adding that two suspects were arrested by the Israeli forces. WAFA identified the suspects as Nawras Gawadrah and Hassan Tamim Hardan.

The raid comes a day after three separate terror attacks were reported across Samaria.

In the first attack, terrorists fired shots at the town of Mevo Dotan in northern Samaria, hitting a Palestinian vehicle parked at the entrance to the town.

Later, terrorists from Jenin opened fire at the town of Gan Ner in the Gilboa region, just north of Green Line separating Samaria from pre-1967 Israel.

One home was damaged, and a bullet was found at the scene. There were no casualties.

Israeli security officials suspect the two shooting attacks may have been carried out by the same terror cell.

On Sunday night, IDF soldiers on patrol in the Binyamin district of Samaria spotted a terrorist placing an explosive device on the Alon Road (Route 458), near the village of Al-Mughayyir.

Soldiers opened fire on the terrorist and called in sappers to defuse the bomb.