IDF reservist seriously wounded in Tulkarem raid

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

An IDF reservist was seriously wounded after Palestinian gunmen opened fire at troops in the West Bank city of Tulkarem earlier, during a counter-terrorism operation, the military says.

The IDF says it carried out a drone strike against a group of Palestinians hurling explosives and shooting at the soldiers, killing several gunmen. According to the Palestinian Authority health ministry, four men were killed in the strike.

It releases footage of the strike.

In the Tulkarem operation, dozens of suspects have been questioned, seven have been arrested, and engineering vehicles have uncovered explosive devices hidden under the roads, the IDF says.

The IDF says the raid is still ongoing.

In the southern West Bank town of Bani Naim, the IDF says troops mapped out the homes of the two Palestinian terrorists who carried out the deadly ramming attack in Ra’anana on Monday, ahead of their demolitions.

In all, 26 wanted Palestinians were detained overnight, the IDF says.

Since October 7, troops have arrested more than 2,700 wanted Palestinians across the West Bank, including more than 1,300 affiliated with Hamas.

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