IDF seizes makeshift rockets, firearms in overnight raid in Nur Shams in the West Bank

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

IDF reservists and Border Police officers have been operating overnight in the Nur Shams refugee camp near Tulkarem in the West Bank, detaining wanted Palestinians and seizing explosives, the military says.

Troops located an explosives lab in the area, with dozens of primed IEDs and other equipment, according to the IDF.

The IDF says the soldiers also seized makeshift rockets and other firearms in the building.

The building housing the explosive lab was later destroyed in a controlled manner by combat engineers, the army says, adding that one suspect living there was detained.

Footage posted to social media shows the moment the building exploded.

Another seven wanted Palestinians have been detained so far in the operation in Nur Shams, the IDF says.

Palestinian media also reported clashes in the camp overnight, though there are no reports of injuries.

Since the October 7 Hamas onslaught in southern Israel, troops have arrested more than 2,400 wanted Palestinians across the West Bank, including more than 1,200 affiliated with Hamas.

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