An IDF force that was engaged in initiated operational activity in the area of Mt. Eival identified two armed figures setting an explosive charge on the road leading up the mountain, near the village of Zawta, north of Nablus, this afternoon (2 August).
The IDF force opened fire toward the figures. As a result, the explosives the two were trying to set exploded, and one of the terrorists was killed and the other was wounded. The wounded terrorist escaped into area under Palestinian control.
Exchanges of fire developed in the area after a short period of time, and they have continued up to this moment.