Physique of Israeli Druze younger man seized by Palestinians in Jenin returned to his household – Israeli navy

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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 navy mentioned on Thursday, including that nothing had been given in return.

“We didn’t negotiate in any means with the gunmen that had the physique,” an IDF spokesperson mentioned throughout a briefing. “We didn’t give something in return. I believe sooner or later they understood that the implications for this occurring would have been very exhausting for the Jenin economic system.”

Gunmen had stormed a Jenin hospital and seized the physique of Tiran Ferro, who had been in a automotive accident within the West Financial institution, authorities on either side of the battle mentioned Wednesday. The gunmen had 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 Normal Intelligence Service had contacts with one of many kidnappers, which facilitated the physique’s return to the Normal Intelligence Service headquarters in Jenin,” Rajoub mentioned.

There’s 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 help. However Jenin governor Akram Rajoub informed CNN that Ferro was lifeless when his physique was taken.

Ferro’s father mentioned: “Once we had been within the hospital, we had been standing in entrance of the intensive care unit. My son was linked 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 carried out.

“They kidnapped the physique in entrance of my eyes,” Ferro’s father informed reporters on digicam.

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

The Jenin Brigade, a Palestinian militant group primarily based within the West Financial institution refugee camp, mentioned Wednesday in an announcement 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 is no such thing as a place and no terrorist that it doesn’t know easy methods 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 informed CNN.

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