There was the body of an Israeli Druze youth who was Palestinian gunmen took over in Jenin. On Thursday, the Israeli army said his family had been transferred, adding that nothing had been given in return.
“We did not communicate in any way with the gunmen who had the body,” an IDF spokesman said during the briefing. “We didn’t give anything in return. I think at some point they understood that the consequences of this happening would be very difficult for the Jenin economy.
Gunmen stormed a hospital in Jenin and took the body of Tiran Fero, who was killed in a car crash in the West Bank, officials on both sides of the conflict said Wednesday. They were demanding the return of the dead bodies of the armed men. The Palestinians He said that he was killed by Israeli soldiers.
Israel closed roads in and out of Jenin on Wednesday after seizing the body and reopened them on Thursday after the return.
Jenin Governor Maj. Gen. Akram Rajab told CNN that Palestinian Authority security officials led negotiations with the gunmen who captured the body.
“The PA General Intelligence Service had contacts with one of the kidnappers, who facilitated the return of the body to the General Intelligence Service headquarters in Jenin,” Rajub said.
There is controversy over whether Farrow was alive or dead when gunmen broke into his hospital room in Jenin and took his body.
Fero’s father told Israeli media on Wednesday that the teenager was alive and had been taken off life support. But Jenin Governor Akram Rajoub told CNN that Farrow was already dead when his body was taken.
Farrow’s father said: “When we were in the hospital, we were standing in front of the intensive care unit. My son was on a ventilator and his heart was beating. I was with my brother and my son, suddenly. A group of 20 masked men burst into the room screaming. We stood by and there was nothing we could do.
“They kidnapped the body in front of my eyes,” Farrow’s father told reporters on camera.
But Jenin Governor Rajub told CNN that Farrow was already dead when his body was taken.
The Jenin Brigades, a Palestinian militant group based in a West Bank refugee camp, said in a statement obtained by CNN on Wednesday that it was holding Firo’s body and called on Israel to return him to Israel. Hand over all bodies of Palestinians killed by the IDF. The group also said it had raised a state of alert among its members in anticipation of an Israeli military raid on the Jenin camp.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid vowed on Wednesday that “the kidnappers will pay a heavy price” if Tiran’s Farrow’s body is not returned: “Israel has proven in recent months that no such place and There is no terrorist who does not know how to reach.”
Lapid said Farrow was going to celebrate his 18th birthday on Thursday. Community leaders told CNN he was a member of the Druze minority.