Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killing of five Hamas terrorists in shootouts with IDF forces Sunday.

“These crimes are the continuation of an ongoing series of violations and field executions of our people. Should this policy continue, it will cause the situation to explode," Abbas stated.

An IDF officer and soldier were seriously wounded in one of the shootouts, which occurred during operations to prevent an imminent attack by Hamas terrorists in Judea and Samaria.

The IDF said that the circumstances of the incident would be investigated. The wounded were evacuated for medical treatment at a hospital and their condition is defined as serious. Notices of the situation were given to their families.... Read More: Arutz-7