Israeli Raid Kills 9 Islamic Jihad Operatives Planning Attacks Inside Israel
IDF: We “dismantled a ticking time bomb.”
Israel’s security forces eliminated an Islamist terror cell planning to attack Israeli civilians. Thursday morning, at least nine wanted operatives of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group were killed in an Israeli counter-terrorism raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.
Israeli military sources describe the terrorist squad as a “ticking time bomb” which was close to unleashing deadly attacks inside Israel. “Israeli security forces “dismantled a ticking time bomb” in Thursday morning’s raid on a terrorist cell planning to carry out an attack on a civilian target in Israel, a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer said,” the Israel TV channel i24news reported. ”
Besides taking heavy fire from the PIJ gunmen, Israeli soldiers entering Jenin were apparently ambushed by the Palestinian Police. “One of the Palestinian gunmen killed in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) raid in Jenin belonged to the Palestinian Civil Police Force, an official body tasked with cooperating with the Israeli military in counterterrorism efforts in the West Bank,” the TV channel added.
The Israeli raid comes amid a surge in Palestinian bombings and terror attacks. In late November, Jerusalem was rocked by two blats during the early morning rush hour. A 16-year-old boy was killed, and 20 others were injured by bombs planted by a Palestinian terrorist cell.
IDF publishes footage of the raid in Jenin this morning. pic.twitter.com/0lbUF7f6Zo
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) January 26, 2023
The slain terrorists had Israeli blood on their hands. In a joint statement obtained by Legal Insurrection, the Israeli military (IDF), the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), and Border Police disclosed that the “Islamic Jihad terror operatives were heavily involved in executing and planning multiple major terror attacks, including shooting attacks on IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians.”
Palestinian social media users reporting one Palestinian has been killed during Israeli operations in Jenin Thursday morning. The news is unofficial at the moment. pic.twitter.com/0j75TLBvDg
— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) January 26, 2023
The Jerusalem Post reported the details of the Israeli raid:
As many as nine Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp on Thursday were killed in an extended battle with the IDF which was trying to thwart planned terror attacks as well as to capture at least three known Islamic Jihad terrorists.
The operation was a joint one involving the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), the IDF and the police.
The IDF said that when it approached the residence where the three terrorists were known to be hiding out, two of them started running out of the residence while armed and were killed by IDF forces.
A third wanted terrorist willingly surrendered himself to be arrested, while a fourth armed Palestinian there attempted to engage Israeli security forces and was also killed.
IDF anti-explosive experts entered the residence and safely exploded two bombs that the terrorists had in their possession.
The IDF said that the three wanted terrorists had already participated in multiple attacks and were planning even more substantial attacks.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vow Revenge for Slain Terrorists
Gaza-based Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist groups pledged to avenge their fellow Islamists eliminated in the latest Israeli counter-terrorism operation. The Times of Israel reported:
Islamic Jihad spokesman Tariq Salmi vows that “the resistance is everywhere and ready and willing for the next confrontation,” after nine Palestinians, including several terrorists linked to the group, were killed during an IDF raid in Jenin earlier today. (…)
Saleh al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas, vows that Israel “will pay the price for the Jenin massacre.”
“Our resistance will not break, and our response will come soon.”
Israel’s Arab and Muslim neighbors came to the defense of jihadi terrorists in distress. “Both Egypt and Turkey lob criticism at Israel after a deadly IDF raid in Jenin that killed nine Palestinians, most of whom are believed to be members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group,” The Times of Israel noted in a separate report.
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Today’s feel good story.
God, I wish Israel could move out every Muslim in their Country and keep them out
Would be nice to do here in the US too, all
Over Western societies
Let them kill each other, like the good old days…
Sometimes, when you are planning to kill people, they find out and kill you first.
“Who does the hard thing? He who can.”
There’s nothing good about what happened here, except that if it is as represented, this seems the least bad alternative, and somebody had the will and means to do the hard thing.
In the really real wold, we don’t get to make clean calls, let alone calls known to be pristine before the fact. Making consequential calls when they’re needed is being human in the world, and hard.
Who does the hard thing? He who can.
The quote doesn’t justify the conclusion. It’s very common for PA policemen to also be terrorists, so the fact that one of the gunmen was a policeman doesn’t mean the police ambushed them. The guy was probably off duty and acting on his own rather than in his capacity as a policeman.
Can’t we all just get along
Not really. It takes two to get along; it only takes one to fight. When one side wants to get along and the other wants only to kill, getting along becomes impossible. And when you’re supposed to be cooperating with a police force while knowing that it sympathizes with the enemy, many of its members moonlight as enemy soldiers with its knowledge and sanction, and at any moment the police force itself may openly join the enemy, you’ve got a tough balancing act.
I agree with your point. And I did use the word ‘apparently.’
I think it was important to mention, since US and European finding goes into training and maintaining this so-called Palestinian police.
The concept of “Palestine” is a lie. There is no historical, religious, moral, legal or practical justification for another failed Arab country naming itself after an extinct Greek people that existed before Christianity and Islam, and whose only real purpose is to make war with Israel.
Why is it still being called “the Jenin refugee camp”?
The names of such places are part of Arab propaganda.