An IDF soldier was killed and another soldier lightly wounded in a confrontation with terrorists during an operation in the village of Zaida, north-east of Tul Karem. The families of the casualties have been notified. The wounded soldier is continuing to receive treatment at the hospital.

During the evening, large numbers of IDF forces conducted an anti-terrorist operation in the village of Zaida, during which searches and arrests were carried out.

During the operation, fire was exchanged between IDF forces and an Islamic Jihad terrorist cell concealed in an open field north of the village. An IDF soldier was killed in the exchange of fire, and an additional IDF soldier was lightly wounded in his hand. One terrorist was killed during the exchange of fire, and two others were wounded.

The IDF is continuing its anti-terrorist operations in Zaida. Until now, IDF forces have arrested 7 wanted Palestinians.