Israeli forces arrest Islamic Jihad terrorists planning imminent bombing

Israeli forces arrest Islamic Jihad terrorists planning imminent bombing

The Israel Defense Forces’ undercover Duvdevan Unit on Tuesday arrested two wanted Islamic Jihad terrorists in Jenin who were planning an imminent bombing attack, the army said.

During the raid on the refugee camp in northern Samaria, there was an exchange of gunfire, with the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry reporting six wounded. No casualties were reported to Israeli troops, who exited the area after making the arrests.

Intense firing was reported during the raid and a significant quantity of smoke was seen. Helicopters and jets operated overhead.

According to Arab reports, security forces surrounded several houses in the camp and snipers were deployed to the roofs of houses.

Earlier on Tuesday, a terrorist shot two haredi Jews in Jerusalem’s Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood. They were sitting in a vehicle when they were shot at point blank range. The men, aged 50 and 48, were moderately wounded and transported to the hospital for treatment.

Jerusalem District police and Border Guard officers launched a manhunt for the shooter with the assistance of a police helicopter. Police found an improvised submachine gun near the scene of the shooting.

The attack is the second in as many days, after one Israeli was lightly wounded in a stabbing on Monday at the Gush Etzion Junction in Judea.

Also on Monday, a shot was fired at Kibbutz Meirav from the direction of a village near Jenin, the IDF said.

Source » jns