IDF officer killed in overnight clashes near Jenin

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An IDF officer was killed in a shootout with armed Palestinians near the village of Jalmak, north of the city of Jenin. Two Palestinian militants were also killed.

The incident began around 11:30 p.m. when an IDF patrol found two suspects approaching a fence along the demarcation line near a military post.

happened a few meters from the terrorists, but at that moment we did not know that they were armed, although they definitely behaved suspiciously, — said the commander of the Judeo-Samaria Division, Brigadier General Avi Blat.

“The military involved in the clash was very skilled, they were in the area for quite a long time and carried out complex operations, including the demolition of the terrorist's house for several days back", — Bluth said.

Palestinian media identified the two militants as Ahmed Abed and Abdul Rahman Abed from the village of Kafr Dan near Jenin. One of them was part of the PA security forces.

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