Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) conduct coordinated security operations against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the region. Both of these groups consider themselves a threat. Because of this coordination, anger about the PA is increasing among Palestinians.
A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the incident, calling it a “dangerous Israeli provocation” and said all three were killed by Israeli special forces who dressed as Arabs during an arrest raid. was.
Spokesman Nabil Abu Radneh called on the United States and the international community to stop such attacks. The Israeli military and police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Israeli media reported that special forces had gone to Jenin to arrest two members of the Islamic jihadist terror group when they were fired upon. Media reports said a Palestinian suspect was killed in addition to two security officials. There are no reports of any casualties from the Israeli side.
The PA said the two officers killed, Adham Alivi (23) and Taisir Issa (33), were members of its military intelligence force. Islamic Jihad has identified the third person as its fighter, Jameel Almouri. In an online video, Palestinian officers can be seen hailing the vehicle and gunshots can be heard from behind. One of these officers appears to be saying they are firing with Israeli “undercover” forces.