Infantry forces assisted by the Engineering and Armor units operated tonight (9.2.02) in an area northeast of Nablus. The forces searched a few buildings and arrested about three Palestinians in order to prevent terror attacks against citizens and the soldiers of Israel, which come out of that area. During the activity, shots were fired on the IDF force. Two armed Palestinians it seems, were hit during the exchanges of fire that ensued. By dawn, the forces returned to their bases unharmed. The IDF Spokesperson points out that the IDF will continue to protect the security the citizens of Israel and the IDF soldiers.