A police commando who was seriously wounded amid fierce exchanges of fire between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen in the northern West Bank this morning has died of his wounds, police say.
The officer is named as Sgt. Maj. Noam Raz, 47, a veteran of the elite Yamam unit.
Raz was evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where he was declared dead, police say.
Raz leaves behind a wife and six children.
He was killed during an operation that included raids on terror suspects’ homes.
The Palestinian Authority health ministry reported 13 hurt, including one critically, in the Jenin fighting.
Footage on social media showed masked Palestinians firing rifles in the direction of Israeli soldiers, as heavy gunfire could be heard.