Police say they opened fire when terror suspects tried to shoot

Police say they shot Palestinian terror suspects, killing three, after members of a terror cell in Nablus “tried to open fire.”

A spokesperson says the cell had two M16 rifles in its possession which were seized following the shooting. It’s unclear why the third person in the car was killed.

M16 rifles seized during a Nablus terror operation on February 8, 2022. (Police spokesperson)

Pictures from the scene show the car the three were riding in sitting behind a taxi van, its windshield riddled with bullet holes, indicating that undercover troops may have jumped out of the van and shot the occupants through the windshield.

A commander of the Yamam anti-terror police unit says in a statement that the unit worked with the Shin Bet and IDF for several weeks to thwart the cell.

“The unit’s forces and the Shin Bet worked around the clock to stop the members of the cell. The fighters acted with professionalism, adhering to the mission by working to reach them,” the police spokesperson says.

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