Israeli police said forces encircled the home of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, who they say was wanted for a string of shootings in the West Bank earlier this year. They said al-Nabulsi and another Palestinian militant were killed in a shootout at the scene, and that troops found arms and explosives in his home.
Clashes with the Israeli army also broke out in other parts of Nablus, as Palestinians hurled stones at the troops. Heavy gunfire was heard from the ongoing clashes, as dozens of Israeli military vehicles brought traffic in one of the West Bank's largest cities to a standstill.
In several raids around 20 suspects belonging to Islamic Jihad were brought in from around the West Bank, the army said in a statement.
A second ship carrying Ukrainian grain exports has been inspected off Istanbul and is now cleared to proceed through the Bosporus Strait to its final destination, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The Navi Star, sailing under the flag of Panama and carrying 33,000 tonnes of maize, is bound for Ireland after checks by an international team from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN, reports dpa news agency.
The updated count from health authorities in the Hamas Islamist-run territory said six children were among those killed since the start of the Israeli aggression on Friday, in addition to 204 people injured. But Israel said it had irrefutable evidence that a stray rocket from Islamic Jihad militants had been responsible for the death of multiple children in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Saturday.
Al-Quds Brigades (Jerusalem Brigades) mourns the leader Khaled Mansour, member of the security council and the commander of the southern region (of Gaza Strip) who was martyred as a result of an Israeli air strike yesterday (Saturday), the group said in a statement.
Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group set off a cross-border flare-up that ended more than a year of relative calm.