Watch: Gunfight between IDF, Palestinians in Jenin

Video documents exchanges of fire in which Palestinian was killed early Tuesday

Jenin resident Majd Lahlouh was killed by IDF fire overnight Tuesday when soldiers who entered a refugee camp in the West Bank city to arrest a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist faced resistance from locals.


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The incident began at 3 am when soldiers from the haredi battalion Netzah Yehuda entered the refugee camp to arrest a wanted Palestinian who was released from an Israeli prison just a few months ago. According to the Palestinians, the wanted man is Basam a-Asadi, a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist.


The IDF said that during a search of his home, residents opened fire at the soldiers and hurled Molotov cocktails in their direction. The Palestinians claim the locals threw rocks at the ultra-Orthodox troops. The clashes continued for a few hours, and the injured Palestinians were evacuated to a local hospital.



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פרסום ראשון: 08.20.13, 14:19
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