"After analyzing the situation, it was decided to reinforce the area of Judea and Samaria [Israeli name of the West Bank] with additional infantry units," the press service said on Twitter.
The Israeli soldier was found dead with stab wounds near the city of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has classified the situation as an act of terrorism, adding that the military was searching for the killer.
The operation, which also involves police units and Shabak counterterrorism intelligence agents, is taking place near the Beit Fajr village, located between the Palestinian cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, and close to the Gush Etzion Jewish settlement district.
The killed Israeli serviceman was 19-year-old Corporal Dvir Sorek.