Tel Aviv Terrorist's Brother Escapes Israeli Raid in Jenin, Palestinians Say

The Israeli military says soldiers fired at 'a vehicle where the two brothers of the terrorist from the Tel Aviv attack were most likely driving.' One man, who isn't either of them, was moderately wounded

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Israeli forces in Jenin in the aftermath of the Tel Aviv attack.
Israeli forces in Jenin in the aftermath of the Tel Aviv attack.Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The brother of the Palestinian who killed three people in Thursday's shooting attack in Tel Aviv was shot at by Israeli forces in Jenin, according to Israeli and Palestinian accounts.

The Israeli military said it had received intel about an additional brother, and that it had identified the car its forces fired at as the vehicle "where the two brothers of the terrorist from the Tel Aviv attack were most likely driving."

Security footage from the incident in Jenin.

The car carrying Raad Hazem's two brothers in the West Bank city later escaped, the army said, though it confirmed in a statement that at least one person had been hit.

In a contradicting account, Hazem's father said on Facebook that "special forces" had been chasing down one of his sons, along with the son's wife, as they drove.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said one man, who was not Hazem's brother, was moderately wounded and later taken to the hospital. He is apparently an acquaintance of the brother, but it wasn't immediately clear whether he is wanted by Israel.

According to the Israeli military, the man fired at Israeli forces and was then fired at.

On Saturday a Palestinian militant was killed and at least a dozen others were wounded in an exchange of fire with Israeli military forces who came to raid Hazem's home.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli forces and Palestinians exchanged fire during a raid in the town of Yabad near Jenin, in the second consecutive day that troops have entered a gun battle with militants in the area.

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