Body of Israeli Druze young man seized by Palestinians in Jenin returned to his family – Israeli military



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

“We didn’t negotiate in any manner with the gunmen that had the physique,” an IDF spokesperson mentioned throughout a briefing. “We didn’t give something in return. I believe in some unspecified time in the future they understood that the results for this occurring would have been very onerous for the Jenin financial system.”

Gunmen had stormed a Jenin hospital and seized the physique of Tiran Ferro, who had been in a automobile accident in the West Financial institution, authorities on each 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 in and out of Jenin on Wednesday after the physique was seized, and reopened them on Thursday after it was returned.

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

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

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

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

Ferro’s father mentioned: “Once we have been in 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, all of a sudden a gang of 20 masked males entered the room screaming. We stood by and there was nothing we may have performed.

“They kidnapped the physique in entrance of my eyes,” Ferro’s father advised reporters on digital camera.

However Jenin governor Rajoub advised CNN that Ferro was useless when his physique was taken.

The Jenin Brigade, a Palestinian militant group primarily based in the West Financial institution 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 abductors would pay a heavy worth” if Tiran’s Ferro’s physique was not returned: “Israel has confirmed in latest months that there isn’t a place and no terrorist that it doesn’t know the way to attain.”

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

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