On Thursday night, IDF units surrounded Nablus and raided the Casba area in the center of the city, conducting searches and arresting wanted terrorists. Several times during the operation, IDF troops were fired upon. They returned fire, wounding several terrorists. The IDF suffered no casualties. Nablus is the center for terrorist activities by Hamas and Fatah. These groups have conducted numerous operations in the West Bank and have also launched suicide attacks against Israel.