Yesterday at approximately 2 PM, in the course of IDF operational activity in the alleys behind the Church of the Nativity, IDF troops were fired upon. The IDF began pursuing the source of the shooting and came upon a door. While trying to pry it open, light damage was sustained in its lower portion. Eventually, it was discovered that the door led to the residence of Orthodox Monks’ and the operation was subsequently terminated. Also during yesterday evening, a suspicious man was spotted running in the direction of the church. IDF forces shot several warning shots in the air, and demanded that he halt. The suspect continued running and was therefore shot and killed.