Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in ‘covert operation’
Published: 10:04 PM, 10 June 2021
Thousands of Palestinians turned out on the streets in Jenin city to take part in the funeral procession; Photo: Collected
Three Palestinians have been shot dead in a covert operation by Israeli forces in Palestine. Among the dead - two were the Palestinian military intelligence officials.
The incident took place at Jenin city of the occupied West Bank on Thursday.
The Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the country’s health ministry had identified the bodies of the two slain officials. One of them is Adham Yasser Alawi, 23, and Tayseer Issa, 32. The third victim was identified as Jamil al-Amuri, who had been imprisoned in Israeli jails.
Another Palestinian official, Muhammad al-Bazour, 23, was critically wounded in the Israeli operation. He was taken to hospital.
A video collected by the Associated Press (AP) shows Palestinian officials taking refuge in the back of a car. There were gunshots. One is heard shouting that they are exchanging fire with Israeli “undercover” forces.
According to Israeli media, al-Amuri was a former prisoner and a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. However, Palestinian officials have not yet confirmed the information.
“It was a covert operation in a civilian car,” an Al Jazeera reporter from East Jerusalem said.
“Israeli forces were targeting at least one member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” he said.
It is known that the name of the seriously injured Palestinian officer who was taken to the hospital is Wissam Abu Zaid. He was arrested by Israeli forces during the operation.
Thousands of Palestinians turned out on the streets in Jenin city to take part in the funeral procession of Alawi, as preparations for the burial of the two other men killed were also underway. There have also been calls for a general strike across Palestinian towns over the incident.