Local terrorists opened fire on IDF soldiers as they were getting ready to destroy the residence of the terrorist who killed Hallel and Yagel Yaniv in Shechem.
The soldiers retaliated by shooting a terrorist, identified as Saleh Muhammad Saleh Sabreh, 22, by Palestinian reports.
Armed men opened fire and threw explosive devices at the forces as they entered the Ascar refugee camp outside of Shechem at 4 AM. Other rioters threw stones and fireworks as well.
The IDF reported that at least one suspect was struck and that “the forces responded with riot dispersal means and live fire.”
The IDF soldiers were unharmed, however, minor vehicle damage was done.
Hallel Yaniv, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19, were shot dead at close range while driving through Huwara on February 26 by Abdel Fattah Hussein Kharousha, 49, a terrorist from the Hamas organization. Khaled and Muhammed Kharousha, his sons, were accused of murder for aiding in the attack’s preparation.
When the firefight started early on Monday, Khaled’s house was being planned out for demolition.
He and his brother are being detained and accused of crimes involving firearms and intentional causation of death, which is the military term for murder.
Shortly after the murder, their father was killed in a firefight with IDF soldiers in Jenin, and his house is now being demolished.
According to the indictment, the boys allegedly assisted their father in organizing the attack and carried out intelligence collection.
Before the shooting on February 26, the sons decided that the elder Kharousha would carry out the attack alone. Initially, they had planned to participate in the attack alongside their father.
Until the conclusion of the judicial process, the two were being detained.
In a raid targeting a terror operative’s hiding flat in Shechem on Saturday, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian terrorists.
Another Palestinian terrorist was killed later that day while attempting to stab Border Police officers at a checkpoint, according to law enforcement officials.
לוחמי צה"ל מיפו הלילה בעיר שכם, את ביתו של חאלד חרושה, בנו של המחבל עבד אלפתאח חרושה.
השניים נאשמים בביצוע פיגוע הירי בכפר חווארה, ב-26 בפברואר 2023, ה' באדר התשפ"ג, בו נרצחו האחים סמל-ראשון הלל מנחם יניב ויגל יעקב יניב ז"ל.
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