Israel and the Palestinian Authority coordinate safety operations within the territory towards Hamas and different militant teams seen as a risk to each of them.
The coordination has contributed to mounting anger on the PA amongst Palestinians.
A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned what he referred to as a “harmful Israeli escalation,” saying the three had been killed by Israeli particular forces who disguise themselves as Arabs throughout arrest raids.
The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, referred to as on the worldwide group and the USA to intervene to halt such assaults.
The Israeli army and police didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Israeli media reported that particular forces went into Jenin to arrest two operatives from the Islamic Jihad militant group after they got here below hearth. One of many Palestinian suspects was killed, along with the 2 safety officers, the media experiences stated.
There have been no experiences of any Israeli casualties.
The PA stated the 2 officers who had been killed, Adham Aliwi, 23, and Tayseer Issa, 33, had been members of its army intelligence pressure. Islamic Jihad recognized the third man as Jamil Alamouri, one in every of its fighters.
On-line video seems to indicate Palestinian officers taking cowl behind a automobile as gunshots are heard within the background. One shouts that they’re exchanging hearth with Israeli “undercover” forces.
Beneath interim peace agreements signed within the Nineties, the Palestinian Authority has restricted autonomy in scattered enclaves that collectively make up round 40 per cent of the occupied West Financial institution. Hamas drove its forces out of Gaza in 2007 when the Islamic militant group seized energy.
Israel has overarching safety authority within the West Financial institution and routinely carries out arrest raids in Palestinian cities and cities administered by the PA.
Abbas referred to as off the primary Palestinian elections in 15 years in April when it appeared his fractured Fatah get together would endure one other embarrassing defeat to Hamas, and he was largely sidelined throughout final month’s Gaza conflict.
Abbas is dedicated to a negotiated resolution that may create a Palestinian state within the occupied West Financial institution, east Jerusalem and Gaza, which Israel seized within the 1967 Mideast conflict. However there have been no substantive peace negotiations in additional than a decade.