The IDF on Friday morning killed a senior West Bank Hamas operative and a low-level Hamas terrorist responsible for the the killing of four Israelis from the West Bank settlement of Beit Hagai on Route 60 in August.

IDF forces besieged several buildings in Hebron where Palestinian terror suspects were holed up inside on Friday morning, killing two of the suspects upon storming the house and arresting six others. The two dead were named as Nashaath al-Karmi originally from Tulkarm and Mamoun al-Natshe a low-level Hamas terrorist from Hebron.

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The IDF reported no military causalities in the encounter.

The suspects were members of Hamas's Izzadine al-Kassam terror brigades and both of those killed were said by the IDF to have been involved in the terror attack on Route that killed four Israelis.



The suspects arrested in the operation were transferred into Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) custody for interrogation.



The four who were killed in the Route 60 attack in August were two couples – one aged 25 and the other 40. One of the women was pregnant. According to eyewitness reports, the terrorists succeeded in hitting the passengers in their initial fire but then approached the car and shot them occupants at close range.

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