IDF Forces Kill 3 In Undercover Attack

Israeli special forces disguised as doctors and civilians killed three Palestinian terrorists hiding in a West Bank hospital, the Washington Post reported.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the operation targeted Hamas terrorist Mohammed Jalamneh, along with Basil Ghazawi and his brother Mohamed Ghazawi. Jamamneh was allegedly planning an imminent terror attack and was using the Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin to hide while using patients and hospital staff as “human shields.” All three terrorists were “neutralized,” the IDF said.

Palestinian officials in Ramallah described the January 30 raid on the Ibn Sina Hospital as a “crime.”

Hamas confirmed that Mohammed Jalmneh belonged to the terror group. According to the terror group Islamic Jihad, the Ghazawi brothers were members and Basil Ghazawi was in Ibn Sina Hospital for treatment.

Hospital spokesman Tawfiq al-Shobaki confirmed that Ghazawi had been a patient since October.

Hamas vowed to respond to the killings, which it described as a “war crime.” Islamic Jihad also said it would not let the “crime pass without an appropriate response.”

Surveillance video allegedly from the hospital showed a dozen or more individuals dressed in civilian clothing and hospital scrubs weaving through the corridors carrying firearms. Additional footage appears to show where the terrorists were killed.

According to Tawfiq al-Shobaki, no gunfire was exchanged during the raid. He said while Israeli special forces have arrested terrorists in the hospital before, this was the first time they had killed anyone.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi said last Tuesday that while the IDF does not want to “turn hospitals into battlefields” or place patients and medical staff at risk, Israel would not permit terrorists to use hospitals as a “place that is a cover for terrorism.”

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir congratulated the special forces for eliminating the three terrorists, CNN reported.