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4 terror suspects killed, 1 injured in gun battle with Israeli troops in Jenin

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16.08.2021

At least four Palestinian suspects were killed in a gun battle with Israeli security forces in the northern West Bank city of Jenin in the predawn hours of Monday morning, Palestinian media reported.

According to the Border Police, the Israeli troops had entered the city on an arrest raid. During the operation, “the force came under heavy fire from close range from a large number of terrorists,” the police said.

Undercover officers “returned fire at the terrorists and neutralized them,” according to police.

Palestinian media reported that four people were killed in the exchange and a fifth was injured. No border guards were reported injured.

Jenin governor Akram Rajoub, a former West Bank security chief, disputed the Border Police’s account.

“This was a massacre perpetrated by the Israeli occupation. All the accounts disseminated by the occupation are falsehoods,” Rajoub told the official Palestinian Authority broadcasting station.

According to Palestinian media, the target of the arrest raid in Jenin was Muhammad Abu Zina, who was detained in the operation. It was not immediately clear on what charges Abu Zina was arrested.

Video footage from Jenin showed part of the gun battle. Shots can be heard, though it is not clear from the footage who fired them. An ambulance is then seen arriving, taking at least one of the injured suspects away.

At least one of the Palestinian suspects, Nour Jarrar, appeared to be associated with the........

© The Times of Israel


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