UN calls IDF action at Jenin hospital as ‘extrajudicial killing’

The term ‘extrajudicial killing’ is used often in pro-Palestinian media to describe actions by Israel’s military and security forces to neutralize proven terrorist threats. 

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

The  Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the IDF operation inside a Jenin hospital on Tuesday morning and called it an “extrajudicial killing.”

The term “extrajudicial killing” is used often in pro-Palestinian media to describe actions by Israel’s military and security forces to neutralize proven terrorist threats.

On Tuesday morning, 12 IDF soldiers disguised as nurses, patients, and women in hijabs undertook a ten-minute operation during which they eliminated Hamas leader Mohammed Jalamneh (27) and two brothers belonging to Islamic Jihad and Hamas  Mohammed and Basel Ghazawi who were planning an October 7th-style terrorist attack against Israelis.

The UN Human Rights Office described the operation as “a seemingly planned extrajudicial execution.”

The office also called for “an immediate end to the unlawful killing of Palestinians in the occupied territories.”

Israeli security described shortly after the incident the reasons for the operation.

“Jalamneh planned to carry out an attack in the immediate future and used the hospital as a hideout and so he was thwarted.”

In addition, Mohammed and Basel Ghazawi were involved with multiple terrorist activities in the era.

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It was also reported that at least one of the terrorists had a gun in the hospital.

The security official said the mission in the hospital was “unprecedented.”

“There are no safe places in Judea and Samaria and there never will be,” said the official. “Every terrorist should know that. The IDF and security system will reach all of them.”

They added, “We will continue to act against any threat that endangers the security of the State of Israel.”

Terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria have increased since October 7th.

Between Oct. 7 and Jan. 15, Rescuers Without Borders first responders recorded more than 2,600 attacks targeting Israeli civilians and soldiers, including 760 cases of rock-throwing, 551 fire bombings, 12 attempted or successful stabbings and nine vehicular assaults.