IDF: Palestinian Killed in Jenin Planned Major Terror Attacks Against Israel


A Palestinian terrorist killed in Jenin by security forces on Wednesday, planned “significant attacks against Israel in the near future,” the IDF said.

Abed Hazem, the brother of the slain terrorists who killed three Jews in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv last April, and his partner Muhammed Alownah, were responsible for a series of shooting attacks against Israelis in Yehudah and the Shomron, the IDF said.

The two wanted terror suspects who were killed in exchanges of fire with troops in the Jenin refugee camp in the early morning hours, had been expecting the security forces, and placed a powerful explosive charge on the side of the house they were hiding in.

However, the forces were prepared for such a scenario and took measures to avoid harm.

As troops operated in the camp, terrorists exchanged fire with them and with undercover units and special forces, on the scene to bolster the force.

According to Palestinian health officials at least four terrorists including the two named by Israel, were killed in the exchange and others were wounded.

No casualties were reported among the Israeli force which was praised by senior military commanders for carrying out a “precise operation at the highest level.”

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a military wing of the Fatah movement, claimed the two men were among its members and threatened to retaliate for their killing.

The third slain Palestinian was identified as Ahmed Alawneh, a member of the Palestinian Authority security forces, and the fourth was Muhammad Abu Na’asa.

The troops were also able to seize an M-16 automatic rifle that belonged to one of the terrorists.

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