IDF Kills 3 Palestinian Terrorists in Jenin

(Ha'aretz) Gili Cohen - Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Saturday in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank during an IDF operation to capture a Hamas militant. Israeli forces sought to arrest Hamza Abu al-Haija, 22, a member of Hamas' Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who had been involved in shootings against Israelis and placing IEDs targeting army forces. Abu al-Haija opened fire at the Israeli forces, wounding two Border Police officers. The forces returned fire, killing him and two others - Mahmoud Abu Zeina, a member of Islamic Jihad, and Yazan Jabarin, a member of Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. After the raid, Palestinians attacked Israeli forces with live fire, explosive charges, firebombs, and stones. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the raid was meant to foil an attack planned against Israeli targets.

2014-03-24 00:00:00

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