Yamam undercover counterterrorism officers carried out a daytime operation in Jenin on Thursday afternoon and eliminated two senior terrorists.
After their cover was blown, a Palestinian mob surrounded the officers’ vehicle and attacked them with stones and other objects. The officers shot in the air and fled to a nearby store, where they called additional military forces to rescue them.
Two more terrorists were killed in the ensuing gun battle and 20 were injured, several seriously.
A statement from the Shin Bet, police and the IDF said, “At the end of a shared operation of the IDF, Yamam, Border Guard officers and Shin Bet, with the precise direction of the Shin Bet, the forces neutralized two armed wanted suspects in Jenin.”
“One of the neutralized wanted suspects was Nadal Hazem, an Islamic Jihad operative who perpetrated significant terrorist activity. The other wanted person was Yosef Abu Ashrin, an Islamic Jihad operative who was involved in terrorist activities that include the production of explosives and shooting at IDF forces.”
“Another suspect was neutralized after he tried to attack the forces with a sledgehammer. During the operation, the forces fired at armed men who shot at them, and injuries were detected. In addition, violent disturbances developed during which suspects threw stones at the forces. All the forces left Jenin and there were no casualties to our forces. The security forces will continue to act to thwart terrorism and maintain the security of the State of Israel.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)