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Israeli army raids Jenin Palestinian camp two days after Tel Aviv attack

On April 9, 2022, tear gas is fired from an Israeli military vehicle near the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank.

The robbery took place in a context of resurgence of tensions between Israel and Palestine. A Palestinian was killed and several others injured on Saturday, April 9, in gunfights during an Israeli army operation in the Jenin Palestinian camp, where the author of Deadly attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday

Ahmed Al-Saadi, 25, died in the fighting, Palestinian officials said. According to local sources, he was a member of Islamic Jihad, the main Palestinian armed Islamist group after Hamas and which has several fighters in the Jenin camp, a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions in the West Bank, Palestinian territory controlled by Israel since 1967. is occupied.

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A dense crowd carried his remains on a stretcher covered with an Islamic Jihad flag during his funeral, an Agence France-Presse photographer at the scene reported.

The Palestinian Red Crescent also reported 12 Palestinian injuries, including several from gunfire, during this Israeli army operation, which ended at noon.

Bennett gives carte blanche to security forces

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had given carte blanche to the security forces on Friday for “to conquer” a new wave of “terror” in Israel, after the armed attack, Thursday night, in central Tel Aviv that left three dead, all Israelis, and a dozen injured.

After a manhunt on the streets of the Israeli metropolis, security forces located and killed the 28-year-old attacker, Raëd Hazem. a Palestinian “without known connection” to an armed faction, according to Israeli intelligence, and from Jenin.

The attack in Tel Aviv was welcomed by Islamic Jihad and Hamas, but condemned by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also the leader of the secular Fatah party.

After the attack that killed five people Last week, in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, the Israeli army conducted an operation in the Jenin area, where the attacker also came from.

At least three fighters from Islamic Jihad, the main Palestinian armed Islamist movement after Hamas, were killed in firefights in this densely populated camp, which was at the heart of fighting during the second Intifada Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s.

Twenty years ago, after deadly anti-Israel attacks, the military launched a large-scale offensive in Jenin, killing 53 Palestinians, more than half civilians and 23 Israeli soldiers during ten days of fierce fighting.

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Le Monde and AFP

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