Media outlets in the Palestinian Authority reported Sunday afternoon that Israeli security forces shot and wounded the brother of the terrorist responsible for last week’s deadly terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv.
According to a report by WAFA, Israeli forces operating in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin shot the young man in the Al-Bayader neighborhood.
The man was apparently shot in his car, while trying to flee the Israeli forces.
Initial reports indicate the man was able to flee the scene, despite being wounded.
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that Israeli soldiers had opened fire on a car carrying two brothers of the terrorist responsible for the Tel Aviv attack, but could not confirm who was struck by the gunfire.
A short while ago, in the town of Dier Ghazaleh adjacent to Jenin, suspicious vehicles were spotted adjacent to the residence of the terrorist who killed three civilians and injured dozens more in Thursday's terror attack in Tel Aviv. Intelligence indicated that the terrorist’s two brothers were in one of the vehicles. IDF soldiers who were dispatched to the scene, fired toward the wheels of the vehicle. A hit was identified, and the vehicle fled the scene."
The spokesperson added that another terrorist, riding on a motorcycle, opened fire on IDF soldiers during the operation.
"During the operational activity, a suspect fired at the soldiers from a passing motorcycle. The soldiers responded with fire. A hit was identified."