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2 Islamic Jihad Gunmen Killed in Attempted West Bank Shooting Attack on IDF Troops

Onlookers surround a bullet-riddled car in which two Palestinian Islamic Jihad gunmen were killed by Israeli troops in Jaba' near the West Bank city of Jenin, on January 14, 2023. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Onlookers surround a bullet-riddled car in which two Palestinian Islamic Jihad gunmen were killed by Israeli troops in Jaba’ near the West Bank city of Jenin, on January 14, 2023. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

Two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad were killed after they opened fire at Israeli forces in the northern West Bank on Saturday morning, the military and the terror group said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, troops operating near the village of Jaba’, south of Jenin, came under fire from a passing vehicle. The IDF said troops returned fire at the car and identified several suspects being hit.

In a statement, the PIJ said members of a local wing based in Jaba’ had opened fire at the Israeli forces in the area.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry said two men were killed in the incident, Izz a-Din Basem Hamamra, 24, and Amjad Adnan Khaliliya, 23.

They were both identified as members of the PIJ in a later statement by the terror group.

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