PA’s Abbas announces three days of mourning for 9 Palestinians killed in Jenin
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announces three days of mourning over the deaths of nine Palestinians during clashes with IDF troops in Jenin this morning.
In a statement carried by Palestinian media, Abbas orders that flags be set at half-staff to mourn “the souls of the martyrs in the occupation massacre in the Jenin refugee camp.”
The military said it shot and killed wanted members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad planning an imminent attack, as well as other gunmen who clashed with troops in the camp.
The Israel Defense Forces is probing the death of an elderly woman who was also reported killed amid the clashes.