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Undercover troops arrest Islamic Jihad man in West Bank raid

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

Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group are seen during the funeral of Mateen Debaya, killed during an Israeli raid, in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on October 14, 2022. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)
Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group are seen during the funeral of Mateen Debaya, killed during an Israeli raid, in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on October 14, 2022. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

Undercover Border Police officers arrested a wanted Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror operative in a village near the West Bank city of Jenin, a police spokesman says.

The spokesman says the suspect, Abdullah Loubani, has been involved in planning terror attacks in Israel on behalf of the Gaza Strip-based terror group.

There were no clashes during the daylight raid in the village of Bir al Basha, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of Jenin.

Loubani has been transferred to the Shin Bet security agency for further questioning, the spokesman adds.

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