A Palestinian terror suspect was shot dead during clashes that erupted when the
IDF embarked on a security raid in Jenin overnight Tuesday.
forces entered Jenin to arrest a wanted security suspect and encountered a riot
in which gunmen opened fire on troops, and Molotov cocktails and homemade
grenades were hurled by Palestinians.
Soldiers responded by opening fire
at one of the lead rioters, who was lightly injured and evacuated to an Israeli
During the disturbances, security forces identified the
security suspect they had originally come to arrest. The suspect fled, and was
shot and seriously wounded, the IDF said.
He was evacuated to an Israeli
hospital, where he died of his wounds.
A Palestinian security source
later identified the victim as 20-year-old Islam al-Tubasi. The militant group
Islamic Jihad issued a statement mourning Tubasi as one of its members.