Police says 2 Palestinians killed in West Bank raid were Islamic Jihad members

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

Police say the two Palestinian men killed by officers of the elite Gideonim unit in the West Bank city of Qalqilya were members of the Islamic Jihad terror group.

In a statement, police say the Gideonim officers attempted to arrest the pair, when they shot at the troops.

The officers returned fire, killing the terror operatives, the statement says. Handguns were seized from their bodies, police add.

Police say that one of the wanted Islamic Jihad members was planning to carry out an attack in the area.

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