A 22-year-old man was killed and six more were injured when the IDF exchanged fire with Palestinians during an operation in the West Bank city of Jenin Wednesday night.
The man killed was identified as Nafa Jamil A’sadi, a Hamas operative, according to Israel Radio.
Palestinian sources said seven people were injured, including five who were in moderate condition.
An IDF spokesperson said the firefight began when Palestinians opened fire on the troops.
The Israeli forces reportedly entered Jenin disguised as TV repairmen to arrest a wanted terrorist, a member of the Islamic Jihad organization. When their cover was blown, Palestinians opened fire and hurled grenades and explosives at the soldiers, while 25 Israeli armored vehicles entered Jenin and returned fire, Maariv reported.
No Israeli injuries were reported.
The Palestinian casualty died of his wounds in an IDF ambulance headed toward the Jenin hospital, the IDF said. It said it evacuated the other injured individuals, as well.