Israeli security forces acted Tuesday evening to encircle the house of wanted persons in the Jenin refugee camp. There were heavy exchanges of fire with armed terrorists and a Maoz suicide drone attacked the refugee camp. According to Palestinian reports, the house that was surrounded was the home of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leader Muhammad Abu al-Bahaa. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported four dead and 15 wounded in clashes with Israeli security forces.
IDF raid in Jenin refugee camp, heavy exchanges
A security source said that “this is the arrest of one of the most significant activists in the Jenin refugee camp.” According to him, “Defense Minister Yoav Galant backed the forces for operating the drone to thwart terrorism.During the withdrawal of the forces from Jenin, an armored IDF vehicle mounted an IED and got stuck in the Jenin refugee camp. Forces joined him to rescue him and there were no casualties to our forces.
Earlier this evening, the Palestinians reported that one was killed by IDF fire on the Gaza Strip border, for the first time since the renewal of riots there. During the clashes, the rioters launched incendiary balloons in the air in the Khan Yunis area. The Palestinians reported 11 injuries in the clashes, some of them by gunfire.This morning, as part of a security assessment, Defense Minister Yoav Galant and IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy decided that the Erez crossing would remain closed for another day for the entry of Gazan workers into Israel.
in conclusion IDF raid in Jenin refugee camp, heavy exchanges
The defense establishment is also prepared for attempts to launch rockets from the Gaza Strip, and announced that a reopening would be examined in accordance with the assessment of the situation in the area.The significance of closing the crossing is an increased chance of gunfire, stemming from internal Hamas tension ahead of the elections, which is raising the flames. In addition, it was an unequivocal decision by Galant intended as a reminder of an attack on the eve of the holiday, in which IDF aircraft attacked an observation post during a violent riot near the border fence in the Gaza Strip.
A few days before the attack, hundreds of Gazans rioted on the Gaza border. Several cases of IEDs and grenades being thrown at IDF forces were identified during the violent disturbance. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, four rioters were killed after the IED exploded on them. Nineteen others sustained varying degrees of injuries when the IED exploded.