West Bank clashes reported between Israeli troops, Islamic Jihad

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

Palestinian media outlets report armed clashes between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli troops in the West Bank town of Burqin, near Jenin.

A local wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad says its members are engaging Israeli forces who entered the town.

There is no immediate comment from the Israel Defense Forces or Border Police.

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