Security forces killed two wanted Islamic Jihad operatives near Bethlehem early Friday morning.
The two were suspected of involvement in shooting attacks and the kidnapping of an Israeli in June.
The suspects, who had been in possession of M-16 rifles, grenades, and night vision equipment, fired on the arresting forces.
Meanwhile, the IDF arrested three wanted Fatah members in Nablus. During the operation, armed Palestinians opened fire on the troops, though no one was wounded.