IDF confirms nabbing terror operative during daylight raid in Jenin

This handout photo from the military shows ammunition seized by Israeli troops during a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, February 12, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
This handout photo from the military shows ammunition seized by Israeli troops during a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, February 12, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The military confirms that Israeli troops arrested Jabril Zubeidi during an operation in Jenin today.

In a joint statement with the Border Police and Shin Bet, the Israel Defense Forces says Zubeidi turned himself over to undercover officers and soldiers who carried out the daytime raid. The statement describes Zubeidi as a local operative with the Fatah-linked Tanzim terror group and says he’s been involved in attacks on Israel forces.

It alleges he also helped plan attacks and cites his suspected involvement in the snatching of an Israeli Druze teenager’s body after he was killed in a car crash. The remains were ultimately returned.

The IDF says Israeli soldiers returned fire after being shot at in Jenin, and also had explosives and rocks hurled toward them. The military adds that troops found ammunition in a car while carrying out searches.

It also says it’s aware of Palestinian reports of injuries, as the PA’s health ministry says three people were seriously hurt by Israeli fire. No Israeli forces were wounded.

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