At least three Salafi jihadists were killed during clashes this evening with Israeli forces in the Hebron area. The Salafi jihadists were part of a cell that has been preparing to carry out a series of attacks against Israeli targets and the Palestinian Authority in the “coming days,” an IDF spokesperson told The Long War Journal.

Israeli military sources told The Long War Journal that a number of people tied to the cell had recently been arrested and that additional arrests were likely to take place today. In recent months, the IDF said, members of the terror cell have been trying to procure weapons and establish a military infrastructure.

Two handguns, as well as explosive devices, were found on the slain Salafi jihadists, the IDF said. […]