Palestinian teen shot and killed in alternate of fireside with Israeli navy in Jenin

The Palestinian Ministry of Well being and Palestine TV later recognized the teenager who died as Amjad al-Fayed from Jenin. 

The Israel Protection Forces mentioned they had been responding to stay fireplace, Molotov cocktails and explosives being thrown at their troops throughout an operation within the space. 

Native media and eyewitnesses reported that an undercover Israeli navy unit was on a important highway within the metropolis of Jenin close to the outskirts of the Jenin refugee camp, once they had been uncovered by residents. Then, clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants. 

The IDF mentioned that their forces got here beneath fireplace from a passing automobile.

“Throughout IDF operational exercise close to the city of Kafr Dan in a single day, quite a few suspects shot stay fireplace at IDF troopers from a passing automobile. The suspects additionally hurled Molotov cocktails and an explosive system towards the troopers. The troopers responded with stay fireplace towards the suspects. Hits had been recognized,” an IDF assertion learn. 

Exchanges of gunfire may be heard in video clips of the navy raid shared on social media. 

Different video confirmed Palestinian medical crews and paramedics making an attempt to resuscitate al-Fayed and confirmed the 18-year-old on a hospital mattress at Jenin hospital.  

Tensions have been significantly excessive for months in Jenin.

Al Jazeera veteran correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed there on Could 11 whereas reporting on an Israeli raid. Her producer was additionally wounded throughout the incident. 

Two days later an Israeli officer was shot throughout an alternate of gunfire with Palestinian militants in Jenin, which additionally left two Palestinians injured. Noam Raz, the Israeli officer, later died of his accidents.

The Palestinian Ministry of Well being says that, of the 56 Palestinians killed for the reason that starting of the 12 months, 18 have been from Jenin.  

At the least 18 folks on the Israeli facet have been killed in Palestinian militant assaults since mid-March, in keeping with a CNN rely. The IDF says {that a} disproportionate variety of the attackers got here from Jenin.

A common strike was introduced for Saturday in Jenin over the killing of al-Fayed, Palestine TV reported.  

Al-Quds brigades, the militant wing of Islamic Jihad, launched a press release of mourning for al-Fayed on their official Telegram channel, saying his uncles had been members of Islamic Jihad and had participated in an ambush in 2002 that killed 13 Israeli troopers.