IDF troops clash with Palestinian gunmen in West Bank, raze terrorist’s home in Nablus

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

The Israel Defense Forces says troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen and rioters in the West Bank overnight, and demolished the home of a Hamas terrorist charged with involvement in a deadly shooting attack in February.

The Palestinian Authority health ministry reports that seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces overnight.

The military says troops entered the West Bank city of Nablus to demolish the home of Khaled Kharousha, the son of the perpetrator of the Huwara shooting attack in February that left brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv dead, and who is charged with helping plan the attack.

Amid the operation, troops arrested three wanted Palestinians affiliated with Hamas, and clashed with gunmen, the IDF says.

Meanwhile, in Jenin, the IDF says it carried out an airstrike against a group of gunmen hurling explosive devices at Israeli forces.

Clashes have been reported elsewhere in the West Bank.

The PA health ministry says three were killed in Jenin, two in Hebron, one in Nablus and another in Qalandiya.

The military says troops arrested 37 wanted Palestinians in the overnight raids, including 17 Hamas members.

The IDF says that since the war in the Gaza Strip began on October 7, troops have arrested more than 1,260 wanted Palestinians in the West Bank, including some 760 affiliated with Hamas.

According to the PA health ministry, some 130 West Bank Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, since October 7.

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