Palestinian gunman killed in gunfire exchange with IDF soldiers in Nablus

The gunman, Bachar Hashash, was shot dead at the entrance to the Balata refugee camp.

 Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus on December 10, 2021.  (photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near the West Bank city of Nablus on December 10, 2021.
(photo credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

A Palestinian gunman was killed in a gunfire exchange with IDF soldiers during an operation to arrest a wanted man in Nablus early Thursday morning, according to an IDF spokesperson.

The gunman, Bachar Hashash, initiated the gunfight and was shot dead at the entrance to the Balata refugee camp, according to reports from the Palestinian media.

Hashash's brother claimed that he had been wanted by Israel for some time according to a Ynet report.

There were no IDF casualties in the incident and the wanted man was captured.

Another terror incident occurred in Nablus last month, where another Palestinian gunman was killed following an operation by border police undercover fighters along with IDF forces.

 Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus, September 22, 2021.  (credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90) Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus, September 22, 2021. (credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)

As security forces left the scene, rioters threw explosives, who were met with gunfire response by officers. This occurred after an operation conducted by Israel Police at the home of a man previously wanted for his involvement in a prior attack on security forces.

Three other Palestinians were wounded in the skirmish as well.