The terrorist group responsible for the attempted mass shooting at a restaurant close to Jericho last month was apprehended by Israeli security officers on Sunday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
During the arrest raid in the refugee camp of Aqbat Jaber, south of Jericho, Israeli forces came under fire.
In response, they opened fire, killing an unidentified number of gunmen, according to a statement from the IDF.
After Israeli forces failed to find the cell during an operation on Saturday, it was the second raid in as many days.
Several Palestinian gunmen were neutralized during the operation on Saturday, which also saw Israeli forces come under fire.
Six of the 18 suspects detained for interrogation ended up being arrested.
Two armed men approached the Me Casa Restaurant outside the Israeli town of Vered Yericho on January 28 with an assault rifle and bulletproof vests, but they were only able to fire one shot before their weapon jammed, according to the IDF.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) initiated a search, following the terrorists to Aqbat Jaber, which is close to Vered Yericho, where they were allegedly preparing further assaults while hiding out with the assistance of locals and family members.
According to the IDF, it would “continue to act to block any attempt by terrorist groups and operatives, wherever they may be, to encourage terrorist activities against the State of Israel, its citizens” on Monday.