Israeli forces quit Jenin without apprehending Rabbi Shevach’s killers

After 15 hours, the Israeli Border Guard, IDF and Shin Bet forces pulled out of Jenin Thursday afternoon. Wednesday night, Jan. 17, they raided the Palestinian town in pursuit of the three terrorists who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9.
A Palestinian was killed in the ensuing shootout and two Israeli troops injured. That the mission was fruitless was implied by Israeli officials after the operation. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman complimented the Israel force for its “fine professional intelligence work,” and promised, “We will find the perpetrators of the attack on Israeli citizens. We know who they are and have their full names.” A senior security official said: “The IDF is continuing operations to locate all members of the murderous gang.”
DEBKAfile reported earlier:

The Palestinian killed in a fire fight with Israeli forces in Jenin Wednesday night was not Ahmad Jarar, 22, as Palestinian sources claimed earlier – he is still alive –  but Ahmed Ismail Muhammad Jarar, 31. This was confirmed Thursday afternoon by the Palestinian Health Department, when Israeli forces had still not finished their operation in Jenin.
As we reported earlier, a large Israeli Border Guard special ops force, which drove into Jenin Wednesday night, Jan. 17 in pursuit of the three terrorists who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach, was greeted with gunfire from all directions. The rabbi was killed in a Palestinian drive-by shooting on Jan. 9 near his home at Havat Gilead.  In the firefight in Jenin, two Israel soldiers were injured, one seriously, and one of the Palestinian terrorists wanted for the rabbi’s murder was killed. Another was taken into custody. The shootout centered on buildings around the Jenin gas station. Some were blown up, when their occupants refused to come out and opened fire. The Israel counter-terror force was still in Jenin Thursday morning, demolishing the wanted terrorist’s house. The inured soldiers are recovering in hospital.

 

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4 thoughts on “Israeli forces quit Jenin without apprehending Rabbi Shevach’s killers

  • Jan 18, 2018 @ 16:09 at 16:09
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    They should of done their job, don’t be scared!

    • Jan 19, 2018 @ 16:46 at 16:46
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      What an idiotic reply: “Don’t be scared.” Written in the comfort of your home?

    • Jan 21, 2018 @ 7:39 at 7:39
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      If there was a fire fight in defense if the three assassins then they support assassination. Anyone who supports assassination is pro terror. When they do so by firing at soldiers that are not seeking to harm them, then that also is a form murder. The IDF has the right to take out these guys in cold blod 1 for 1, 2 for 2. There are plenty of volunteers in our terrorist jails. If they murder a soldier seeking terrorists by surprise they just sent one of their own TERRORISTS to hell, without a trial. Snipers be cursed by the terrorists they support.

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