Militants returning Israeli citizen’s body


The body of an Israeli teenager who was taken by Palestinian militants to a hospital in the West Bank is being returned to his family, according to the Israeli army.

Relatives of 17-year-old Tiran Fero said Palestinian activists from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin entered the hospital where Fero was being treated after a car accident.

They disconnected him from hospital equipment while he was still alive, according to his father, and removed him from the hospital.

The Israeli army said Fero was already dead when he was abducted.

Fero was from Israel’s Druze Arab minority.

The incident threatened to exacerbate already simmering tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

In the past, Palestinian militants have carried out kidnappings to obtain concessions from Israel.

More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year, making 2022 the deadliest year since 2006.

The fighting has increased since a series of Palestinian attacks in the spring killed 19 people in Israel.

The Israeli army says most of the Palestinians killed were militants.

But young stone throwers protesting the incursions and others not involved in the clashes were also killed.

Eight other Israelis have been killed in a new wave of Palestinian attacks in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, two explosions at two bus stops in Jerusalem killed a teenager and injured at least 18 people.

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