Israeli army kills four Palestinians in Jenin raid, including brother of Tel Aviv gunman

Palestinian authorities say 44 were injured in morning raid

People inspect the flat of Raad Hazem in September. Hazem killed three people in a gun attack in central Tel Aviv in April. His brother, Abed, died in Wednesday's Israeli raid. AFP
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At least four Palestinians were killed in the West Bank city of Jenin in an Israeli army raid on Wednesday, including the brother of a gunman who killed three people in Tel Aviv earlier this year.

The Palestinian Authority’s health ministry said 44 people were wounded and several are in critical condition.

It said four people were killed, but the Israeli army announced two deaths in the raid on Jenin's refugee camp.

One of the dead is Abed Hazem, brother of Raad Hazem, who killed three people in a gun attack in central Tel Aviv in April. The gunman was killed in Jaffa after opening fire at a bar.

The Israeli army has stepped up raids on Jenin and across the West Bank after a wave of Palestinian attacks in Israel earlier this year.

It confirmed the operation and said it was launched to arrest two suspects involved in recent shootings.

The raid comes amid heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem over the high holidays, with clashes reported in East Jerusalem, including at Al Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian death toll in the West Bank so far this year is the highest in seven years, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported earlier this month.

Updated: September 28, 2022, 12:23 PM