Israeli Soldier Wounded in Overnight West Bank Raid

Two suspects affiliated with Hamas were arrested in the operation, the army's spokesperson says.

An Israeli soldier at a checkpoint near Jenin in 2014.
Gil Cohen-Magen

An Israeli soldier was wounded early Thursday in a military operation in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, the Israeli army said.

During an overnight raid, Israel Defense Forces soldiers arrested two suspects affiliated with Hamas, army's spokesperson said. After the troops made the arrest, shots were fired and IEDs were thrown at them.

The soldier was lightly-to-moderately wounded and was taken for medical treatment at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

On Tuesday evening, an Israeli tank attacked and destroyed a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip, the IDF spokesperson said. The statement said the attack was launched in response to earlier gunfire at Israeli troops in the southern part of Gaza.

Gunshots were also heard in the Metulla area along the northern border with Lebanon, and forces were scrambled to the area.