Israel’s raid, which is said to have been carried out to search for militants in the West Bank, on Wednesday (28/9), left four Palestinians dead, including the brother of a man blamed for the attack in Tel Aviv.
The incident was the latest in Jenin, north of the West Bank, an area that has seen daily clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups since March.
Deputy Governor Jenin Kamal Abu al-Rub said Wednesday’s raid was the most violent Israel has carried out since the start of this year.
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The Palestinian Ministry of Health recorded that four people were killed and 44 people were injured by live ammunition by Israeli troops.
Among the dead was Abed Hazem, whose brother Raad was cited as the perpetrator of the murder that killed three Israelis in Tel Aviv last April.
Raad Hazem was shot dead after a long escape. Currently, the Israeli military is hunting for Abed and Raad’s father, Fathi, who was present at his son’s funeral on Wednesday (28/9).
The Israeli military confirmed two deaths in an operation it said targeted two suspects in connection with several shootings.
“We surrounded the houses of the two suspects. Then there was an explosion and the suspect opened fire on military personnel,” the Israeli military said.
“We launched a counterattack according to procedure and both suspects were neutralized,” they added. (AFP/OL-1)