Troops in West Bank killed Islamic Jihad operative

Troops in West Bank killed Islamic Jihad operative said planning major attacks.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: The IDF says troops killed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative allegedly involved in planning major attacks, in the northern West Bank village of Silat al-Harithiya overnight. Troops of the Duvdevan commando unit and Border Police officers raided Silat al-Harithiya following intelligence provided by the Shin Bet on the suspect’s whereabouts.


According to defense authorities, Muhammad Shalabi was involved in advancing “significant terror activity” on behalf of Islamic Jihad, including shooting attacks, preparing explosive devices and delivering funds for terrorism. The IDF says an assault rifle and other military equipment was captured at Shalabi’s home.


Troops also detained nine more wanted Palestinians during overnight raids across the West Bank, the IDF says.