Army says hundreds arrested in ongoing Jenin raid

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says a military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin is still ongoing after some 30 hours, during which troops have detained hundreds of suspects and seized weapons.

Reservist troops and Border Police officers have so far scanned around 400 buildings in the Jenin refugee camp.

Yesterday, as the operation began, an IDF drone strike killed four Palestinian terror operatives hurling explosives at the troops, the army said.

Palestinian authorities said a fifth man injured in clashes with troops died overnight.

The army says four soldiers were injured by shrapnel following a controlled explosion. They were hospitalized with minor injuries.

According to the IDF, troops have so far detained hundreds of wanted Palestinians for questioning and seized more than 30 weapons, ammunition, and other equipment.

It adds that the forces also destroyed six labs used by local terror groups to manufacture explosive devices, along with numerous explosives, several tunnel shafts, and four war rooms used by operatives to observe IDF operations.

The IDF says troops are also continuing to operate in the Jenin area.

In other areas of the West Bank, the IDF says troops detained 17 wanted Palestinians and seized firearms.

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