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Body of Israeli Druze younger man seized by Palestinians in Jenin returned to his household – Israeli army



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The physique of an Israeli Druze younger man that was seized by Palestinian gunmen in Jenin has been transferred to his household, the Israeli army mentioned on Thursday, including that nothing had been given in return.

“We didn’t negotiate in any way with the gunmen that had the body,” an IDF spokesperson mentioned throughout a briefing. “We didn’t give anything in return. I think at some point they understood that the consequences for this happening would have been very hard for the Jenin economy.”

Gunmen had stormed a Jenin hospital and seized the physique of Tiran Ferro, who had been in a automotive accident within the West Bank, authorities on either side of the battle mentioned Wednesday. The gunmen have been demanding the return of the our bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops, they mentioned.

Israel closed roads out and in of Jenin on Wednesday after the physique was seized, and reopened them on Thursday after it was returned.

Jenin governor Maj. Gen. Akram Rajoub informed CNN that Palestinian Authority safety officers had led negotiations with the gunmen who held the physique.

“The PA General Intelligence Service had contacts with one of the kidnappers, which facilitated the body’s return to the General Intelligence Service headquarters in Jenin,” Rajoub mentioned.

There is a dispute about whether or not Ferro was alive or lifeless when gunmen burst into his hospital room in Jenin and took his physique.

Ferro’s father informed Israeli media on Wednesday {the teenager} was alive and brought off life assist. But Jenin governor Akram Rajoub informed CNN that Ferro was lifeless when his physique was taken.

Ferro’s father mentioned: “When we have been within the hospital, we have been standing in entrance of the intensive care unit. My son was related to the ventilator and had a heartbeat. I used to be with my brother and my son, abruptly a gang of 20 masked males entered the room screaming. We stood by and there was nothing we might have accomplished.

“They kidnapped the body in front of my eyes,” Ferro’s father informed reporters on digital camera.

But Jenin governor Rajoub informed CNN that Ferro was lifeless when his physique was taken.

The Jenin Brigade, a Palestinian militant group based mostly within the West Bank refugee camp, mentioned Wednesday in a press release 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 mentioned 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 kidnappers would pay a heavy price” if Tiran’s Ferro’s physique was not returned: “Israel has proven in recent months that there is no place and no terrorist that it does not know how to reach.”

Lapid mentioned Ferro was going to have fun his 18th birthday on Thursday. He was a member of the Druze minority, neighborhood leaders informed CNN.

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