“During IDF operational activity near the town of Kafr Dan overnight, a number of suspects shot live fire at IDF soldiers from a passing vehicle. The suspects also hurled Molotov cocktails and an explosive device toward the soldiers. The soldiers responded with live fire toward the suspects. Hits were identified,” an IDF statement read.
Exchanges of gunfire can be heard in video clips of the military raid shared on social media.
Other video showed Palestinian medical crews and paramedics attempting to resuscitate al-Fayed and showed the 18-year-old on a hospital bed at Jenin hospital.
Tensions have been particularly high for months in Jenin.
Al Jazeera veteran correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed there on May
11 while reporting on an Israeli raid
. Her producer was also wounded during the incident
Two days later an Israeli officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire with Palestinian militants in Jenin, which also left two Palestinians injured. Noam Raz, the Israeli officer, later died of his injuries.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health says that, del 56 Palestinians killed since the beginning of the year, 18 have been from Jenin.
Almeno 18 people on the Israeli side have been killed in Palestinian militant attacks since mid-March, according to a CNN count. The IDF says that a disproportionate number of the attackers came from Jenin.
A general strike was announced for Saturday in Jenin over the killing of al-Fayed, Palestine TV reported.
, the militant wing of Islamic Jihad
, released a statement of mourning for al-Fayed on their official Telegram channel
, saying his uncles were members of Islamic Jihad and had participated in an ambush in 2002
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