Israel returns body of Palestinian killed in raid near Jericho last month

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

Israeli troops are seen operating in the West Bank refugee camp of Aqabat Jabr, April 10, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
Israeli troops are seen operating in the West Bank refugee camp of Aqabat Jabr, April 10, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israel has returned the body of a Palestinian man who was killed during an army raid near the West Bank city of Jericho last month.

In a statement carried by Palestinian media, the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs says it has received the body of 20-year-old Suleiman Ayesh Hussein Awaid, and is preparing to hand it over to his family for burial.

The release of Awaid’s body is approved by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Awaid, affiliated with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade terror group, was killed by Israeli troops on April 24 in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp adjacent to Jericho.

The IDF at the time said troops had opened fire at suspects who tried to flee from the scene of an arrest. The IDF did not say if the suspects were armed or had attempted to attack troops.

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