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Palestinian officers killed in West Bank firefight with undercover Israeli forces

The two Palestinian officers opened fire on the undercover Israeli forces, reportedly unaware they were conducting a terrorism raid.

Three Palestinians, including two members of the Palestinian Authority’s security service, were shot dead in an exchange with Israeli special forces in the early hours of Thursday in the northern West Bank. 

The Times of Israel, citing Palestinian news outlets, reported the Israeli border police’s counterterrorism unit, known as Yamam, was pursuing two terror suspects near the PA’s military intelligence headquarters in the city of Jenin. “Likely not realizing that this was an Israeli raid,” the newspaper reports two nearby Palestinian officers shot at the undercover Israeli forces, who then returned fire.  

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