The IDF on Wednesday morning entered the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank for the second time this week to arrest a suspected Palestinian terrorist, after a nearly two-month hiatus.
Security forces surrounded Mahmoud Ibrahim Eid Naganagia's house and successfully arrested him without resistance on his part.
Naganagia, a member of the Tanzim, is suspected of involvement in a significant number of recent terror attacks.
Happening Now: The Israeli occupation army is raiding Jenin city and refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. pic.twitter.com/q8yOmpJAOG— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 6, 2023
As of 10:30 a.m., after only a couple hours, the IDF forces had already exited the area.
Although Naganagia did not resist arrest, there were still gunfights between the IDF and others in the Jenin refugee camp as the IDF entered and exited.
The IDF used a mix of uniformed soldiers and undercover forces to more smoothly facilitate the arrest.
Second raid on Jenin refugee camp this week
On Monday, the IDF entered the refugee camp within Jenin for the first time since its massive operation there on July 3-4.
The operation was not planned far in advance and did not take place during the overnight hours as most raids do because the specific intelligence leading to the operation only came forward shortly before the operation.
Three Palestinians affiliated with Hamas were arrested, identified by security forces as: Abdallah Hassan Muhammad Zubah, Vered Asherif and Mutazben Jaitza.
Catching Zubah was actually a huge surprise bonus as he had been behind much of the attempts in recent months to fire rockets on Israelis from the West Bank to open up a new front and threat from the West Bank.
Capturing him was also considered a major coup for Israel since he was behind the Mevo Dotan attack and many other attacks and terror fundraising as well as because security forces have tried many times, unsuccessfully, to capture him before.
All told, during the July operation, a mix of IDF drones destroyed 20 targets, while the IDF commandos, Maglan, paratroopers, regular Menashe infantry, and Shin Bet forces neutralized a variety of other targets, including a concealed hiding spot of a large cache of weapons under a mosque.
Pre-operation estimates were there were 150 specific wanted suspects in Jenin and an estimated total 300 potential combat fighters out of the population of 49,000.
Of those, around 120 were arrested, though not all 120 were suspects and some were released.
The IDF still did not have a full picture of where many of those from the 300-person list had escaped to.
This is a developing story.