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January 18, 2018 8:21 am

In Jenin Operation, Israeli Troops Kill Terrorist Responsible for Murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

People stand on the rubble of the house of Palestinian terrorist Ahmed Jarrar in Jenin, Jan. 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Mohamad Torokman.

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian terrorist and captured another in the northern West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for the shooting attack last week near Nablus in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered.

Two police commandos were wounded in the operation in the city of Jenin, a spokesman said.

An official from the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry said it had been informed by Israel the dead terrorist was Ahmed Jarrar, a Hamas operative and the son of a senior commander of the group, Naser Jarrar, who was killed by Israeli forces in 2002.

Three other Palestinians were wounded, the official said.

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Witnesses said Israeli soldiers had bulldozed at least one building as they closed in on their targets, and that it was possible another terrorist was buried under the rubble.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the commandos had gone after the suspected killers of Shevach, a resident of the Havat Gilad outpost, who was shot in his car in a drive-by attack on Jan. 9.

“We will reach anybody who will try to harm Israel’s citizens and we will bring them to justice,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Thursday during a visit to India.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri warned in a statement, “The cell in Jenin is not the first and will not be the last.”

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