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Israel: Jihadists Killed in Shoot-out in Judea and Samaria

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by omya, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Good news. The world was saved from notorious Hamas jihadists by IDF forces tonight. One of the attackers who thankfully was killed after barricading himself and shooting at Israeli soldiers was “wanted for numerous shooting and bombing attacks as well as planning future acts of terrorism.”


    According to the IDF spokesman’s twitter account, a “Hamas terrorist barricaded himself and shot at Israeli forces as they tried to arrest him in Jenin, wounding 2 security personnel. Israeli forces returned fire & killed the terrorist. Other terrorists attacked & the forces responded again, killing 3 more terrorists. The Hamas jihadist was Hamza Abu Alhija, wanted for shooting, bombing attacks & planning future acts of terror against Israelis.”

    “Three Palestinians killed in clashes with IDF in Jenin,” The Times of Israel, March 21, 2014
    Two soldiers hurt during attempt to arrest Hamas member Hamza Abu al-Hija; at least 7 Palestinians injured in shootout

    A joint IDF and Israel Police force early Saturday killed a wanted Hamas operative in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. At least two other Palestinians were killed in the clashes and seven others were wounded.

    Hamas terrorist Hamza Abu al-Hija, 22, Islamic Jihad operative Mahmud Abu Zeina, 25, and Yazen Jabarin were killed in a shootout with Israeli forces. Palestinian media only identified three people killed in the shootout, but the IDF reported that a fourth Palestinian was killed.

    Two members of the police’s elite counterterrorism unit were injured and received treatment on site.

    According to IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, Abu al-Hija opened fire on the troops before he was shot dead. The IDF said that Abu al-Hija was “wanted for numerous shooting and bombing attacks as well as planning future acts of terrorism.”

    The Israeli troops surrounded the house in which Abu al-Hija barricaded himself and when he attempted to escape, he was shot dead, Israel Radio reported.

    A Palestinian security official who spoke to AP said that hundreds of angry residents and gunmen then attacked the soldiers the other two Palestinian men died in the subsequent shootout.

    According to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, an IDF bulldozer demolished part of the house in which Abu al-Hija lived.

    Al-Hija’s father, Jamal Abu al-Hija, is a convicted Hamas leader who is currently incarcerated in Israeli prison. Jamal was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to nine life sentences. He was implicated in at least six bombings, including the Meron Junction attack that killed nine Israelis in 2002, and the Jerusalem Sbarro pizzeria bombing that killed 15 in 2001.

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