The IDF killed two terrorists in a raid in the West Bank town of Tulkarm on Saturday morning when an attempt to arrest them led to an exchange of gunfire, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced.
The terrorists were identified as 22-year-olds Samar Salah al-Shafei and Hamza Jamil Haroush who had carried out the shooting terror attack in Avnei Hefetz on Tuesday. The IDF said the two terrorists were planning further attacks.
The two were affiliated with Islamic Jihad who, along with Hamas, shot more than 100 rockets toward Israel this past week.
As well as killing the two terrorists, the IDF also arrested two other men suspected of involvement in the Anei Hefez attack, Muhammad Abd al-Fatah Blidi and Ibrahim Ahmad Kasbah, and transferred them to the Shin Bet for interrogation.
A number of rifles were also confiscated, one of which was taken from one of the killed terrorists. One man was lightly injured in the terror attack near Avnei Hefetz.
The terror attack in Avnei Hefetz
A resident of the settlement reported that after she drove out of the settlement, a vehicle exited a nearby Palestinian village and a Palestinian shot towards her before running away from the scene, according to the Samaria Regional Council.
Yonah Jeremy Bob contributed to this report.