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Islamic Jihad says Palestinian gunman killed by IDF troops is member of terror group

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Mourners carry the body of Islamic Jihad member Ahmed as-Saadi, who was killed during a gun battle with Israeli troops in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, on April 9, 2022. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Mourners carry the body of Islamic Jihad member Ahmed as-Saadi, who was killed during a gun battle with Israeli troops in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, on April 9, 2022. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group identifies the gunman killed during a clash with Israeli troops in Jenin earlier this morning as a member.

The terror group says 23-year-old Ahmad as-Saadi was a field commander in its military wing’s so-called Jenin Brigade.

After he was shot dead in the Jenin refugee camp, his M16 rifle was seized by Israeli troops.

His funeral is being held now in Jenin. His body is seen wrapped in the flag of the Islamic Jihad terror group.

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