IDF claims taking out Islamic Jihad members in West Bank sweep


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has eliminated several militants from the radical Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad in the West Bank city of Jenin, the IDF press service said, Paralel.Az reports citing TASS.

The IDF claimed that a strike from an Israeli combat aircraft hit the radicals while they were traveling in a car outside Jenin. Among them were "two senior Islamic Jihad operatives," the IDF said.

One of the operatives was Ahmed Barakat, who carried out a terrorist attack in the Jewish settlement of Hermesh in May 2023, killing Israeli citizen Meir Tamari. The other target was Muhammad Shuakhin, "an Islamic Jihad commander of terrorist infrastructure in the area of Jenin," the press service said.

The other two radicals killed in the strike were also involved in terrorist activities, the IDF said.