The body of the Muslim terrorist Ahmed Nasser Jarrar, initially thought to have been eliminated by security forces in Jenin early Thursday, was not found under the rubble of the houses raided in the counter terrorism operation, according to Arab reports.
Several houses were raided, including four houses of Muslim terrorists identified as members of the cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevah in a drive-by shooting attack near Havat Gilad last week.
The first terrorist was arrested at a gas station in Jenin and taken for questioning. A second terrorist, was spotted nearby and was eliminated in a shootout that developed with him.
Two wounded troops were taken to the hospital for medical treatment. One was seriously wounded, and his condition has since become stable, while the other was lightly hurt.
After that, a manhunt began for a third terrorist who was hiding in a house. The security forces encircled the house and began demolishing it with the help of troops from the engineering unit. In the end, the terrorist was arrested.
The fourth terrorist, Ahmed Nasser Jarrar was hiding in another house which was also encircled and demolished. According to Arab reports, his body was not found under the rubble.
The terrorist ran a 5-man terror cell. It is not clear if he managed to escape on Wednesday night, or if he simply was not at home when the security forces raided his home.
The Palestinian Authority heath ministry initially identified the eliminated terrorist as Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, 22, and Hamas terror group released a statement saying he was one of its terrorists and mourned him as “martyr”
Hours later, however, same health ministry said it had been mistaken, and that a different terrorist with a similar name had been killed. It named him as Ahmad Ismail Muhammad Jarrar, 31.
Hamas terror group threatened to avenge Israel’s counter-terrorism operation, claimed that the Palestinian Authority security services provided information that led to the exposure of the terror cell.
The terror group also called for a day of rage today, as every Friday after mosque and called its terrorists to carry out more terror attacks in the coming days.