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Jenin counterterror operation ends after 40 hours

11 terrorists killed, 21 injured at end of counterterrorism operation in Jenin. IED laboratory uncovered, 16 explosives destroyed, and large amount of weapons and ammunition seized.

Jenin counterterror operation ends after 40 hours

Jenin: Terrorist eliminated in aerial strike

For the third time since the start of the war, a fighter plane and Apachi helicopter struck in Jenin.

Jenin: Terrorist eliminated in aerial strike

These are the terrorists eliminated near Tulkarem

Joint IDF, ISA statement names the three Hamas terrorists, one Islamic Jihad terrorist, killed in the nearly 13-hour firefight near Tulkarem, in which a Yamam officer was critically injured.

These are the terrorists eliminated near Tulkarem

Terrorist who murdered Elhanan Klein is killed

Yamam counterterrorism officer critically injured in hours-long operation near Tulkarem is fighting for his life, hospital says.

Terrorist who murdered Elhanan Klein is killed

Bodycam footage:

IDF soldiers operate in the Nur al-Shams camp

During the operation, forces from the Haruv, Duvdevan, LOTAR (counterterrorism), and YASAM (Police Special Operations) Units eliminated 14 terrorists in close-range gun battles and arrested 15 suspects.

IDF soldiers operate in the Nur al-Shams camp

Tulkarem: 10 terrorists eliminated, nine soldiers injured

Security forces eliminate ten terrorists in close-quarters combat, arrest eight wanted terrorists, expose explosives, and search buildings.

Tulkarem: 10 terrorists eliminated, nine soldiers injured

Security forces demolished homes of terrorists involved in murder

Security forces demolished homes of terrorists involved in murder and arrested others.

Security forces demolished homes of terrorists involved in murder

Footage from the operation:

Terrorists eliminated in joint operation in Jenin

Aircraft, snipers, eliminate terror suspects in Jenin, destroy vehicle containing explosives.

Terrorists eliminated in joint operation in Jenin

Enforcing the Law of Nations

Israel's targeted killing and counter-terrorism is justified in today's world. International law is not a suicide pact, especially when an adversary remains indifferent to its unassailable claims. Opinion.

Enforcing the Law of Nations

Near Ramallah:

Border Police officer injured by gunfire

In six-hour operation near Ramallah, two wanted suspects are arrested; Border Police officer suffers light injuries from gunfire.

Border Police officer injured by gunfire

Major terror attack thwarted:

IDF eliminates terror chief in Shechem

Terror chief in Shechem, planning to carry out major and imminent attack with members of his cell, is eliminated by IDF, Shin Bet.

IDF eliminates terror chief in Shechem

IDF maps home of terrorist who killed Israeli Arab

Israeli security forces map home of one of the terrorists who carried out terror attack near British Police Junction.

IDF maps home of terrorist who killed Israeli Arab

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

New Jersey man inspired by Hamas attacks tried to join Somali terror group, prosecutors say.

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

Six terrorist eliminated after UAV strikes cell near Tulkarem

In Nur Shams, near Tulkarem, a terror cell hurls explosives at IDF forces, is taken out by IDF UAV.

Six terrorist eliminated after UAV strikes cell near Tulkarem

Watch: This is how the IDF destroyed an explosives lab

IDF forces destroy explosives lab near Tulkarem, arrest suspect found at the scene.

Watch: This is how the IDF destroyed an explosives lab

IDF operates in Jenin, eliminates terrorists using UAV

Security forces operating in Jenin exchange fire with armed terrorists; terrorists hurl explosive devices at forces.

IDF operates in Jenin, eliminates terrorists using UAV

Five terrorists eliminated during IDF operation in Tulkarem

IDF forces operate to expose roads under which explosives were placed, eliminate central terror operatives.

Five terrorists eliminated during IDF operation in Tulkarem

IDF forces eliminate Muhammad Zahed, prominent Nablus terrorist

IDF, ISA, kill a number of terrorists in the Balata Camp in the city of Nablus, prevent terror attacks against Israeli civilians.

IDF forces eliminate Muhammad Zahed, prominent Nablus terrorist

IDF forces eliminate Islamic Jihad terrorist in Jenin

Terrorists attempt to escape by ambulance into Jenin hospital, are arrested by IDF forces.

IDF forces eliminate Islamic Jihad terrorist in Jenin

New law bans consumption of Hamas, ISIS, publications

Knesset plenum approves new bill banning consumption of terror-inciting content.

New law bans consumption of Hamas, ISIS, publications

IDF maps home of Jerusalem terrorist, uncovers explosive devices

IDF destroys weapons storehouse, uncovers explosives hidden under roads throughout Judea and Samaria.

IDF maps home of Jerusalem terrorist, uncovers explosive devices

IDF in Jenin:

Three terrorists eliminated, UAV launches missile at terrorists

During operation to thwart terror, security forces arrest terrorist Atta Abu Ramila, who incited, funded, and promoted terror.

Three terrorists eliminated, UAV launches missile at terrorists

Amendment to allow designation of individual terror operatives

The 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law will be amended to allow the Minister of Defense to designate individuals as terrorists.

Amendment to allow designation of individual terror operatives

Tulkarem:

Border Police officer killed in counterterrorism operation

During the operation, an IDF aircraft located and struck a team of armed terrorists that endangered the Israeli forces.

Border Police officer killed in counterterrorism operation

Wounded officer:

'They evacuated us amid the combat, I will continue to serve'

One of the Border Police officers who was wounded in Tulkarem recounts the incident.

'They evacuated us amid the combat, I will continue to serve'

Video: Border Police officers arrest terror suspect in Abu Dis

Undercover Border Police officers enter Abu Dis, arrest terror suspect, guided by Shin Bet intelligence. Rioting Arabs attempt to stop them.

Video: Border Police officers arrest terror suspect in Abu Dis

Four terror suspects apprehended in counterterror operation

Terror suspects hurl explosive device at IDF soldiers during weapons raid in Kafr Dan.

Four terror suspects apprehended in counterterror operation

IDF forces seize large number of firearms in overnight operation

Local Arabs instigate violent riots, hurl rocks at IDF soldiers; the forces respond with riot dispersal methods.

IDF forces seize large number of firearms in overnight operation

Dozens of bullet casings found after attempted shooting attacks

No injuries reported following two separate shootings, on an Israeli town and an IDF post.

Dozens of bullet casings found after attempted shooting attacks

Security forces arrest senior Islamic Jihad operative

Terror suspects hurl rocks, Molotov cocktails, and an explosive device at the soldiers.

Security forces arrest senior Islamic Jihad operative

Terrorist involved in recent shooting attacks is apprehended

Security forces operating in Jenin arrest terrorist involved in a number of recent shooting attacks in Judea & Samaria.

Terrorist involved in recent shooting attacks is apprehended

Tulkarem weapons smugglers were enlisted by Islamic Jihad

Islamic Jihad enlisted terrorists from Tulkarem to smuggle weapons over Jordanian border into Israel, investigation reveals.

Tulkarem weapons smugglers were enlisted by Islamic Jihad

IDF targets terror headquarters in Nur Shams

Security forces target building containing ready-to-use explosives; gunfight breaks out with suspects at the scene.

IDF targets terror headquarters in Nur Shams

Terrorists hurl rocks, explosives, at security forces

IDF, ISA and Israel Border Police forces conducted counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, apprehending over 30 suspects.

Terrorists hurl rocks, explosives, at security forces

Report: Wanted terrorist eliminated in Jenin

Gunfight erupts between terrorists and IDF soldiers, leaving one terrorist dead.

Report: Wanted terrorist eliminated in Jenin

Watch: Israeli SWAT unit eliminates terrorists who opened fire

Border Police in Judea and Samaria eliminate two terrorists who opened fire at them during an operation.

Watch: Israeli SWAT unit eliminates terrorists who opened fire

Violent riots erupt during counterterrorism operation

IDF, ISA and Israel Border Police forces conduct counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria.

Violent riots erupt during counterterrorism operation

IDF apprehends senior Islamic Jihad operative

Israeli security forces conduct counterterrorism activities, apprehending six terror suspects, including an Islamic Jihad operative.

IDF apprehends senior Islamic Jihad operative

IDF seizes weapons, arrests suspects in counterterror operation

Suspects hurl rocks, firebombs, at IDF forces during counterterror operation; no injuries reported.

IDF seizes weapons, arrests suspects in counterterror operation

Ruckus in the Knesset:

Arab MK: 'Long live Jenin!'

The Knesset approved a bill to prosecute anyone who publishes words of praise, sympathy, or encouragement for terrorists.

Arab MK: 'Long live Jenin!'

Homes of Jerusalem terrorists raided

Israel Security Agency, police, & Defense Min. representatives confiscate funds, freeze bank accounts used to transfer money to terrorists.

Homes of Jerusalem terrorists raided

Senior IDF source:

'We're ready for a significant operation, if need be'

'There are no cities of refuge in Judea and Samaria,' senior military source says.

'We're ready for a significant operation, if need be'

Terrorists who murdered Lucy Dee and her daughters eliminated

Three firearms are confiscated and two Hamas terrorists and their cohort are eliminated in Israeli security operation in Shechem.

Terrorists who murdered Lucy Dee and her daughters eliminated

Counterterrorism: Security forces confiscate pistol, knives

Israeli security forces conduct counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, arresting wanted suspects and confiscating weapons.

Counterterrorism: Security forces confiscate pistol, knives

IDF officer injured by rioting Arabs

IDF officer hospitalized after suffering injuries during counterterrorism operation in Dheisha.

IDF officer injured by rioting Arabs

Preparing for escalation:

Terrorist groups call urgent meeting following thwarted attack

After major attack is averted, Islamic Jihad warns: "All options are open."

Terrorist groups call urgent meeting following thwarted attack

Counter-terrorism:

10 terrorists arrested overnight in Judea and Samaria

In Jenin, armed gunmen fired at security forces who responded with live fire, causing injuries.

10 terrorists arrested overnight in Judea and Samaria

Counter-terrorism:

Security forces come under fire during overnight operations

Large number of wanted men suspected of terrorism apprehended. No IDF injuries reported.

Security forces come under fire during overnight operations

Will Israel's next government change counter-terror tactics?

Will the incoming coalition continue policy of pinpoint raids to deter terror threats or launch a wide-scale operation in Judea & Samaria?

Will Israel's next government change counter-terror tactics?

Watch: Security forces arrest 'Lions' Den' terrorist in Shechem

Security forces enter Shechem, arrest wanted terrorist who has been involved in shooting attacks on IDF soldiers.

Watch: Security forces arrest 'Lions' Den' terrorist in Shechem

Lapid on Jenin operation: 'This is the way to fight terrorism'

'Activity of the IDF, security forces, in Jenin is direct continuation of uncompromising policy on fight against terrorism,' PM Lapid says.

Lapid on Jenin operation: 'This is the way to fight terrorism'

Armed terror suspects fire at Israeli security forces

Security forces arrest terror operatives, confiscate weapons, in counterterror operation.

Armed terror suspects fire at Israeli security forces

Suspect in shooting of Yamam police officer is apprehended

Israeli security forces apprehend high-level terror operative involved in a number of shooting attacks on IDF soldiers.

Suspect in shooting of Yamam police officer is apprehended

No risk to security after IDF drone is downed

Security forces conduct counterterrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria, confiscate illegal weapons.

No risk to security after IDF drone is downed

IDF conducts counter-terror operations in Judea and Samaria

IDF, ISA and Israel Police forces conducted counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria.

IDF conducts counter-terror operations in Judea and Samaria

16 terrorists nabbed as counter-terror operation continues

IDF, Shin Bet, and Border Police apprehend wanted terror suspects across Judea and Samaria overnight.

16 terrorists nabbed as counter-terror operation continues

Five arrested on suspicion of involvement in Holon terror attack

Israeli security forces arrest 11 wanted terror suspects, including five suspected of involvement in the murder of an elderly woman.

Five arrested on suspicion of involvement in Holon terror attack

Watch: 12 wanted suspects arrested across Judea and Samaria

Undercover Border Police officers arrest four wanted terror suspects during Jenin operation. One attempts escape and is injured in his leg.

Watch: 12 wanted suspects arrested across Judea and Samaria

Six apprehended as security forces continue counterterrorism op

Suspected terrorists fire shots at security forces during counterterrorism operation.

Six apprehended as security forces continue counterterrorism op

Counterterrorism operation:

14 terror suspects arrested, IDF soldier injured

Counterterror operation continues as planned after terrorists shoot IDF soldier in the arm; 14 terror suspects are arrested.

14 terror suspects arrested, IDF soldier injured