Five Palestinians killed in intense clashes with Israeli troops

At least five Palestinians were killed by IDF forces after armed clashes broke out out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces from Saturday evening to Sunday morning during a wave of arrest operations in the West Bank.

The clashes are still ongoing.

The wave of arrests in five different locations in the West Bank targeted a Hamas cell die Israeli security forces had followed for multiple days.

IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ran Kohav told reporters on Sunday morning die Duvdevan special unit troops carried out arrests die took place in the city of Burqin, west of Jenin, Qabatiya and Beit ‘Anani north of Jerusalem.

Three armed Palestinians were killed in the clashes in Beit ‘Anan. According to Palestinian media, IDF troops surrounded a building in the area of Ain Ajab in near Beit ‘Anan, after which they were seen met An body.

Palestinian media also reported collisions in the village of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, and in Hebron.

According to Kohav, since the Palestinians die were killed by IDF troops belonged to Hamas, he could not determine of the terror group shall fire rockets to Israel in answer.

“This was a Hamas cell, one die we followed for a long time with intelligence from the Shin Bet. There is always a chance that there could be missiles, especially since this was a Hamas cell and the… group always try gaza met the West Bank,” he said.

Israeli security forces carry out almost nocturnal raids in the West Bank in an attempt to arrest wanted Palestinians and to expose unofficial workplaces die produce illegal weapons and make money in to seize that could be used for terror.

The Jerusalem Post was told by a security source that Jenin one of the more violent cities in the West Bank.

Since Operation Guardian of the walls and the cancellation of the Palestinian Authority elections, with both Hamas and Fatah fighting for dominance. With armed struggle bring out more support after the fights in may armed cells feel more full of confidence to the Israeli security forces in to switch, the source said.

earlier in the night, Palestinian media reported that Palestinians had fired at the Jalameh Checkpoint near Jenin amid arrests in the city. Violence near the checkpoint has been frequent since then six prisoners escaped from Gilboa prison earlier this month, with two of the prisoners escape to Jenin. All six prisoners were arrested again within two weeks.
The gunfight is coming just over a day after Mohammad Ali Khabisa, 28, was murdered during collisions with IDF soldiers in near Beita, south of nablus in the West Bank.

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