Disguised commandos raid West Bank hospital

Task force kills three terrorists said to be plotting outrage ‘inspired’ by the October 7 massacre


Undercover Israeli commandos conduct an anti-terror operation in Ibn Sina hospital, Jenin, on Tuesday morning, 30 January, 2024 (Credit: Social media)

v Elite Israeli commandos dressed as doctors foiled an “imminent” terrorist attack being planned from inside a West Bank hospital, killing three terrorists hiding inside, say Israeli counterterrorism forces.

In CCTV footage circulating online, about a dozen commandos dressed as medical staff armed with assault rifles, and at least three in women’s clothing, are seen conducting an operation inside the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin last Tuesday.

The IDF, Shin Bet and the police’s Yaman counterterrorism force announced in a statement that Hamas terrorist Mohammad Jalamna was killed during the operation alongside two other terrorists who were hiding with him in the hospital.

The armed Hamas terror cell were said to be planning an “imminent” terror attack, inspired by the October 7 massacre. According to the statement, Jalamna, 27, was a resident of the Jenin refugee camp and had direct communications with Hamas leadership abroad. He was responsible for “promoting significant terrorist activity” as well as transferring weaponry and ammunition to terrorists across the West Bank.

The Palestinian state news agency, WAFA, said the undercover special forces unit “infiltrated the hospital individually, headed to the third floor, and assassinated the young men”.

The two other terrorists killed alongside Jalamna were brothers, Mohammed and Basel Al-Ghazawi. The IDF said Mohammed was a terrorist operative of the Hamas-allied Jenin Battalions, involved “in numerous attacks including firing at IDF soldiers”, while Basel, from the Islamic Jihad terrorist organisation, was involved in “terror activities in the area”. No casualties from the Israeli side were reported.

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