Palestinians say 9 killed in clashes with Israeli Defense Forces during counterterror raid

There were no Israeli casualties and additional deaths are being investigated.

Updated: January 26, 2023 - 1:28pm

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Palestinian officials say at least 10 people were killed Thursday in clashes with Israeli Defense Forces, including nine in a counter-terror raid.

Israeli officials said at least three wanted terrorists were killed after opening fire on soldiers during an attempted arrest.

The defense forces conducted a joint counterterrorism operation with the security agency Shin Bet on Thursday morning in Jenin, a known Palestinian terror hotspot. 

The three Islamic Jihad members were "heavily involved in planning and executing multiple major terrorist attacks," Israeli forces said. When the men opened fire on Israeli forces, they were neutralized by Israeli soldiers in an exchange of gunfire.

Other armed suspects were also neutralized and a number of other threats were hit, officials said. There were no Israeli casualties and additional deaths are being investigated.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced three days of mourning for what he called "the souls of the martyrs of the massacre."

The Palestinian Health Ministry said nine people, including an elderly woman, died as a result of the Jenin clashes and 16 others were injured, Palestinian outlet Quds News Network reported.

An additional Palestinian man died after he was injured earlier in the day during clashes in Al-Ram, a Palestinian town northeast of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, at least 30 stone-throwing attacks and six Mologov Cocktail attacks targeting Israelis occurred on Thursday, Israel National News reported.