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January 18, 2018 8:21 am

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

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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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  • Ayatollah Ghilmeini DD

    it was pointed out that the defenseless man was shot from 20 meters away with a machine gun, the entire attack was over in a little over 20 seconds: the man was defenseless, unarmed and unprepared for the attack. Palestinian media celebrated the event as a success.
    It takes no courage to murder an unarmed man, if this is the source of their honor, they have none; if this is the source of their pride, they have only shame.

    Well done to the IDF for finding the murderer and putting him someplace he can do no more harm to any other innocents.