The body of an Israeli youngster was taken hostage by Palestinian gunmen who invaded a hospital in Jenin on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday.
The IDF stated in a statement that the twelfth-grader, a Druze Israeli, entered Jenin from Israel through the Gilboa Crossing with another civilian.
“The two were in a car crash and taken to the nearby hospital for medical attention.
The death of one of the bystanders was confirmed. As a necessary humanitarian measure, the body was seized from the Jenin hospital and will likely soon be transferred to Israel.
According to the statement, the second injured civilian “was critically hurt and transported to undergo additional medical care in Israel.”
The spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel, Mowafaq Tarif, disagreed with the IDF’s account of what happened and said that the young man was still alive when he was taken.
In an interview with Kan Reshet Bet on Wednesday, Tarif stated that the teen’s father, who was at the Jenin hospital, “saw that his son was breathing after the accident.
He was cut off from the machinery and abducted while still alive.
He was taken as they fired into the air. It was an extremely challenging scene.
The teen’s uncle, Adi Faru, said to Kan Reshet Bet, “We saw them.
They had weapons. They arrived in the same manner as during the intifada.
Twenty to thirty of them entered the hospital and fired into the air outside. They would have abducted us as well if we had refused to cooperate.
According to Faru, the adolescent had come to Jenin to have his automobile fixed.
According to the uncle, the young man made it through surgery at the Jenin hospital but later passed away from his wounds.