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Palestinian gunmen seize physique of Israeli Druze teen from hospital in Jenin, demanding trade of our bodies


Palestinian gunmen stormed a hospital in Jenin and seized the physique of a younger Israeli Druze civilian who had been in a automotive accident within the West Financial institution, authorities on each side of the battle stated Wednesday. The gunmen are demanding the return of the our bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops, they stated.

The sufferer, recognized as Tiran Ferro, was concerned within the accident on Tuesday alongside one other civilian, Israel Protection Forces (IDF) stated in an announcement. He’s a member of the Druze minority, neighborhood leaders instructed CNN.

Ferro’s father instructed Israeli media {the teenager} was alive and brought off life assist in a hospital by a gaggle of Palestinian gunmen.

However Jenin governor Akram Rajoub instructed CNN that Ferro was lifeless when his physique was taken.

Ferro’s father stated: “Once we have been within the hospital, we have been standing in entrance of the intensive care unit. My son was linked to the ventilator and had a heartbeat. I used to be with my brother and my son, all of the sudden a gang of 20 masked males entered the room screaming. We stood by and there was nothing we may have carried out.

“They kidnapped the physique in entrance of my eyes,” Ferro’s father instructed reporters on digicam.

The Jenin Brigade, a Palestinian militant group primarily based within the West Financial institution refugee camp, stated in an announcement obtained by CNN that it was holding the physique of Ferro and demanded Israel hand over all of the our bodies of Palestinians killed by the IDF in Israel’s possession. The group additionally stated it had raised the state of alert amongst its members in anticipation of Israeli forces storming the Jenin camp.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid vowed Wednesday that “the abductors would pay a heavy value” if Tiran’s physique was not returned: “Israel has confirmed in latest months that there isn’t any place and no terrorist that it doesn’t know how one can attain.”

Lapid stated Ferro was going to rejoice his 18th birthday on Thursday.

Tor Wennesland, UN Particular Coordinator for the Center East Peace Course of, is concerned within the negotiations with the Palestinian group for the discharge of Ferro’s physique again to Israel, a spokesperson instructed CNN.

The IDF stated Ferro and one other particular person had entered Jenin through the Gilboa-Jalame crossing, which has since been closed following Wednesday’s explosions in Jerusalem.

The opposite particular person concerned within the accident was severely injured, they added.

The IDF stated the physique of the deceased was taken from the hospital and is anticipated to be returned to Israel shortly, “as a required humanitarian act.”

Following the 2 blasts Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel’s Ministry of Protection determined to shut the Gilboa-Jalame and Salem crossings after a safety analysis, a spokesperson for the Coordinator of Authorities Actions within the Territories (COGAT) stated.

Tensions have been significantly excessive for months in Jenin amid a surge in armed assaults on Israeli troops and civilians this yr.

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