IDF forces in Tulkarem
IDF forces in TulkaremNasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

IDF and Border Police forces have been operating in Tulkarem since Wednesday night, to expose roads under which explosives were placed.

During the operation, five terrorists were eliminated in an airstrike.

"Aircraft carried out airstrikes on terrorists who were shooting and hurling explosives at our forces, thereby endangering them. Thus far we have eliminated a number of central terror operatives in the Tulkarem refugee camp," the IDF confirmed.

"The forces are continuing to operate there even now."

During the operation, there was exchanges of gunfire between terrorists and IDF soldiers, and explosives were hurled at the soldiers.