UPDATE: Now, the word is coming out that NO Palestinian terrorists were killed in this gunfight in Jenin. Good grief. I guess that is what happens when news sources try to be first to the punch.
The updated Times of Israel story is HERE.
This is just out. The report comes from Times of Israel.
6 Palestinians said killed in gunfight with IDF in Jenin
IDF troops performing an arrest in the northern West Bank city of Jenin came under fire on Monday night. In the ensuing gunfight with wanted Palestinians, at least six Palestinians were reportedly shot dead.
Heavy gunfire was reported in one of the refugee camps outside town.
Video footage taken by local Palestinians purported to show multiple IDF vehicles rushing into the city.
IDF troops reportedly encircled the homes of Bassem Saadi, a formerly imprisoned senior Islamic Jihad terrorist, and Hamas affiliates Majdi and Alaa Abu al-Hija. The Hija brothers are the sons of imprisoned Hamas leader Jamal Abu al-Hija; their older brother Hamza Abu al-Hija was killed in a shootout with the IDF last year.
Jamal Abu al-Hija is a convicted Hamas leader who is currently incarcerated in Israeli prison. He was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to nine life sentences for involvement in at least six bombings, including the Meron Junction attack that killed nine Israelis in 2002 and the Jerusalem Sbarro pizzeria bombing that killed 15 in 2001.
Hamza Abu al-Hija was killed in a shootout with IDF troops in Jenin last year while allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on Israel. The IDF said he was wanted for a number of shooting and bombing attacks against Israelis.