The body of an Israeli man who was killed in a car crash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday morning was believed to have been snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the city, the military said.

Tiran Fero, an 18-year-old from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured along with his friend who was seriously hurt in the crash.

The Israel Defense Forces said Fero was taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city due to his critical condition, while his friend was taken by the army to a hospital in Israel.

Fero died at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin, and later his body was apparently snatched by unidentified gunmen, according to the IDF and Palestinian media reports.

Images of Fero’s Israeli ID card circulated on social media, apparently after being taken from the hospital.

Fero was not a soldier, but a 12th grader at a school in the Druze town.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility by any terror groups for snatching the body.

The IDF said it demanded the body be returned to Fero’s family “as soon as possible, as a required humanitarian measure.”

A military source said Fero’s family has been in close contact with security forces, who have been working to retrieve the body.

The Jenin area has been seen as a major hotspot for terror in recent months.

Palestinian gunmen, mostly in the northern West Bank, have repeatedly targeted troops conducting arrest raids, as well as military posts, soldiers operating along the West Bank security barrier, Israeli settlements and civilians on the roads.

The incident in Jenin came as the military pressed on with a major anti-terror offensive mostly focused on Jenin and Nablus, to deal with a series of Palestinian attacks that have left 29 people in Israel and the West Bank dead since the start of the year.

The operation has netted more than 2,000 arrests in near-nightly raids but has also left over 130 Palestinians dead, many of them — though not all — while carrying out attacks or during clashes with security forces.

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Body of Israeli man killed in West Bank crash said snatched by Palestinian gunmen

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23.11.2022

The body of an Israeli man who was killed in a car crash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday morning was believed to have been snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the city, the military said.

Tiran Fero, an 18-year-old from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured along with his friend who was seriously hurt in the crash.

The Israel Defense Forces said Fero was taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city due to his critical condition, while his friend was taken by the army to a hospital in Israel.

Fero died at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin, and later his body was apparently snatched by unidentified gunmen, according to the IDF and Palestinian media reports.

Images of Fero’s Israeli ID card circulated on social media, apparently after being taken from the hospital.

Fero was not a soldier, but a 12th grader at a school in the Druze town.

There was no immediate claim........

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