(April 2, 2019 / JNS) After being attacked by violent rioters in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers opened fire on Monday night, killing a 23-year-old Palestinian resident.
The IDF said it would examine the incident, which took place during an operation to arrest terror suspects. Soldiers were reportedly attacked with explosives and rocks, and ultimately opened fire, killing Mohammed Adwan. Three others were wounded and evacuated a Ramallah hospital.
The IDF conducted additional raids in Beit Ummar in Gush Etzion, seizing a Carlo submachine gun.
“During a raid by IDF, Border Police and Israel Police troops … a violent riot broke out in which rocks and improvised explosives were thrown at the troops, who responded with live fire,” the IDF said in a statement. “A report was received about a Palestinian casualty. The incident will be investigated.”
An additional raid in the Ramallah suburb of Beitunia led to the arrest of a Hamas terror group co-founder and Palestinian Authority lawmaker, Hassan Yousef.
Yousef’s eldest son, Mosab, became an informant for Israel’s Shin Bet security service in the late 1990s and 2000s, and helped prevent numerous terror attacks against Israelis, earning a reputation as their most reliable source and going by the moniker “Green Prince.”
He subsequently fled to the United States, became a Christian, and wrote a book about his experiences, called Son of Hamas.