JENIN: Israeli special forces on Thursday killed an Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security men in an exchange of fire during a raid in the occupied West Bank.

The special forces had entered the Palestinian city of Jenin to detain gunmen suspected of having recently attacked Israeli troops, an Israeli security source said.

The two Palestinian officers might have been killed in a possible case of misunderstanding, however. Palestinian Authority (PA) security personnel seldom clash with their Israeli counterparts and usually keep clear of Israeli raids in the West Bank.

Jenin deputy governor Kamal Abu El-Rub said undercover Israeli troops killed one man — claimed by Islamic Jihad as a member — and wounded another as they sat in a car outside the Palestinian military intelligence security service headquarters.

Published in Dawn, June 11th, 2021

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