Second Palestinian Dies From House-demolition Gunfight

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade commander was wounded last week during the demolition of the home of Ra’ad Hazem, who killed three in Tel Aviv earlier this year

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A second Palestinian died Sunday from wounds sustained in an exchange of fire during a terrorist house demolition last week, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Sources in Jenin identified the man as 24-year-old Hemed Mustafa Abu Jalda, a field commander for the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. He had been wounded in an exchange of fire during last Tuesday's demolition of the home of Ra’ad Hazem, who in April killed three people at a bar in Tel Aviv.

Another Palestinian had died on site at the demolition after being shot in the chest, and 15 others were wounded in the gunfight as well.

The Tel Aviv attack in April, which took place on Dizengoff Street, a popular shopping and entertainment area in the heart of the city, killed three people and wounded 10. The attack was part of a larger wave of terror attacks that hit Israel earlier this year. Hazem was killed by Israeli forces after the massive manhunt that followed the attack.

Also on Sunday, near the Givat Ze'ev settlement near Jerusalem, Israeli border guards arrested a Palestinian woman who approached them with a large knife in her hand after they fired a warning shot.

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