Israeli security forces this morning attempted to arrest a wanted Hamas operative in the West Bank. The Hamas member, Hamza Abu al Hija, opened fire on Israeli troops when they arrived near his home in Jenin.

In response, “Israeli forces returned fire and killed the terrorist,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Further clashes between Israeli forces and locals ensued, which resulted in the death of two additional Palestinian militants. Those killed were identified as Mohammed Omar Abu Zena of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Yazan Mahmoud Jabarin of Fatah’s al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. […]