IDF carries out manhunt in Jenin to apprehend terrorists behind drive-by shooting

January 19, 2018 Agencies
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The IDF carried out a manhunt in the Palestinian-controlled city of Jenin on Wednesday night to apprehend suspects in the drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of the Havat Gilad settlement last week.

Raziel Shevach. Credit: American Friends of Magen David Adom

One suspect was killed in a shootout with IDF troops and two suspects were apprehended. The house in which the suspects were hiding was demolished. Two IDF soldiers were injured during the exchange of fire, one seriously and the other lightly.

Palestinian media reported that Ahmad Jarar, 22, was killed during the exchange. Jarar’s father, Nasser, was killed in a raid on terrorists by IDF troops in 2002.

Shevach, 35, was a medical first-responder and teacher. He was survived by his wife and six children.

In response to the operation, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, “The capture of Raziel Shevach’s murderers is a message to all potential terrorists. The State of Israel will catch you in every place and every time. I am proud of the forces for successfully apprehending the terrorists. I wish a speedy recovery to those injured during the operation.”

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