At least four dead in IDF raid in Jenin

Amongst those killed are a relative of the terrorist Raad Hazem who carried out the 2022 attack in Tel Aviv and was affiliated with the Hamas terror group; Ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, the IDF says it is on heightened alert and conducting counter-terrorism operations

Yoav Zitun, Elisha Ben Kimon, Daniel Salami|
At least four Palestinians died from IDF gunfire during an operation in Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Israeli officials confirmed that security forces are amid a raid in the Jenin refugee camp.
    IDF operating in Jenin
    One of the three Palestinians killed was Nidal Hazem, a relative of the terrorist Raad Hazem that carried out the 2022 attack in Tel Aviv, in which three people were murdered. Hazem was a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement.
    Yusuf Shrim, a Hamas member, was also among the three killed. Both were leaders in the Jenin battalion.
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    נידאל חאזם
    נידאל חאזם
    Nidal Hazem
    The battle took place less than a week before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, known to be a period of heightened tensions.
    On Wednesday, Israeli security forces identified the terrorist who earlier in the week planted an explosive device on a highway and seriously injured a 21-year-old from a northern Arab village, as a terrorist who crossed the border from Lebanon.
    Last week, three people were injured in a shooting attack on Dizengoff, a bustling street in Tel Aviv. The terrorist, identified as a 23-year-old resident of the West Bank village of Ni'lin with affiliations to the Hamas terror group, opened fire on the people standing outside a restaurant and was reportedly shot by police officers.
    These events, as well as several others, have led Israel to reinforce its security efforts in the West Bank and other hotspots. The IDF is also carrying out intensive counter-terrorism operations.

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