The IDF infantry forces, in cooperation with armor and engineering units operated tonight near the balata refugee-camp, southeast of Nablus, in an area under Palestinian security control. This activity took place due to, and in order to thwart the many terror attacks that have emerged from theNablus area against the citizens of Israel and IDF soldiers. During this activity, shots were fired at IDF soldiers a several times and they responded with fire toward the armed Palestinians. None of the IDF soldiers were injured. The IDF Spokesperson points out that the IDF will continue operating in order to secure the safety of the citizens of Israel and IDF soldiers.