Two Palestinian security forces and a terrorist were killed in an exchange of gunfire with a special IDF force in Jenin, and a preliminary investigation of the incident raises questions about how the routine detention of wanted persons went awry. Security coordination, as in such cases, could have prevented the incident. Why the Arab police opened fire on the undercover officers is unclear.
Preliminary investigation makes it unclear why the Palestinian police officers caught in the line of fire did not enter the General Intelligence Building and preferred to open fire. Security sources said that the police knew that these were Israeli security forces and not hostile elements. Following the incident, there will be a joint investigation by the Palestinian Authority, the Civil Administration and the Central Command to understand what happened on the ground and how to prevent similar incidents in the future.