IDF soldiers fought their way through a haze of gunfire and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) to arrest suspected terrorists overnight in Samaria.
The operation took place in the Palestinian Authority-controlled “refugee camp” of Jenin, which has long since morphed into a full-fledged town located near a number of Jewish communities.
No one was injured in the shootout. A collection of bombs, knives and ammunition was picked up in the raid – along with a known Hamas terrorist, who was arrested on the spot.
Seven other suspected PA Arab terrorists were arrested elsewhere in Samaria and Judea as well, according to military sources.
Earlier Monday evening, an Israel Police officer was wounded after being hit by a hail of rocks hurled by PA Arabs in Jerusalem.
No one was arrested at the scene, according to a report broadcast on Israel public radio.