Palestinian terror suspect killed by troops in Jenin refugee camp

Abed Hazem, brother of Ra'ad who carried out deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv last April, dies after troops surround his home in effort to arrest him; Member of PA security force also killed and at least nine militants wounded in exchanges of fire according to Palestinian Health Ministry

Yoav Zitun, Elisha Ben Kimon, Einav Halabi|
A Palestinian was killed on Wednesday by Israeli troops in the Jenin refugee camp.
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  • The man was identified as Abed Hazem, the brother of the slain terrorists who killed three in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv last April, according to Palestinian sources.
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    עבד חאזם
    עבד חאזם
    Abed Hazem
    Troops entered the camp to surround the home of the family of Ra'ad Hazem, to apprehend his brother and father.
    IDF troops in Jenin refugee camp
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    The Palestinian Health Ministry said one more man, a member of the Palestinian security forces who participated in the battle against the security forces, was killed and nine militants were wounded in the exchanges of fire with the force.
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    הסהר האדום מפנה פצועים בג'נין
    הסהר האדום מפנה פצועים בג'נין
    הסהר האדום מפנה פצועים בג'נין
    According to earlier Palestinian reports, the troops were attempting to arrest the family's father, a Fatah operative and a former officer in the PA security forces.
    The military confirmed its forces were operating in the camp to apprehend Abed Hazem, Ra'ad's brother.
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    Israeli troops at the Jenin refugee camp
    Israeli troops at the Jenin refugee camp
    Israeli troops at the Jenin refugee camp
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    After his son was killed, Fathi Hazem said in a speech he made in the Jenin camp, that victory for Palestinians was near and that the al-Aqsa Mosque "would be purified from the conquerors."
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    Fathi and Ra'ad Hazm
    Fathi and Ra'ad Hazm
    Fathi and Ra'ad Hazm
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    He then went into hiding with his surviving son, to avoid arrest and security forces have been attempting to apprehend the two in the months since.
    Palestinian sources said that although he was affiliated with the Fatah movement, Hazem had received help from the local Islamic Jihad operatives, who have been providing him with security and transporting him from one hiding place to another.



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