The IDF forces that were operating tonight in the outskirts of the city of Nablus identified a number of armed Palestinians. An exchange of fire developed on the eastern side of the city, during which, our forces apparently managed to hit some of the armed Palestinians. Neither our forces were injured nor was there any damage. The IDF will continue to operate at all times and in all places in order to thwart terror and to secure the safety of the citizens of Israel and IDF soldiers.