19-year-old border police officer killed in Jenin

Three other officers were wounded when Shay Germay's vehicle was hit by an explosive device during an operation in the city


Israel Border Police officer Shay Germay. (Source: X)

(JNS) An Israeli Border Police officer died of wounds sustained during a counter-terror operation overnight Saturday in the northern Samaria city of Jenin, the police announced on Sunday morning.

Shay Germay, 19, from the northern city of Karmiel, was in a vehicle that was hit by an explosive device during operational activity in the refugee camp. Germay and three other occupants of the vehicle were were evacuated to Haifa's Rambam Hospital. The other three Border Police officers were in serious, moderate and light condition, respectively.

"The Israel Police will stand by the bereaved family and accompany them forever," the police said in a statement, adding that 60 police officers have been killed since the start of the war against Hamas on Oct. 7.

During the raid, an aerial drone eliminated six Palestinian terrorists throwing explosives at the Israeli forces.

Since Oct. 7, approximately 2,600 terror suspects have been arrested in Judea and Samaria, of whom approximately 1,300 are affiliated with Hamas.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli man was killed on Sunday morning in a shooting along Route 465, between the settlements of Ofra and Eli.

Magen David Adom paramedics said the victim, an Arab Israeli man in his 30s, was unconscious and without a pulse when they arrived at the scene.

He was declared dead shortly thereafter.

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the terrorist.

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