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Report: Large international diplomatic effort behind return of kidnapped teen’s body

The family of Tiran Fero, an Israeli teenager whose body was snatched from a West Bank hospital by Palestinian gunmen, meets with security officials as his body is returned to Israel, November 23, 2022. (COGAT spokesperson's office)
The family of Tiran Fero, an Israeli teenager whose body was snatched from a West Bank hospital by Palestinian gunmen, meets with security officials as his body is returned to Israel, November 23, 2022. (COGAT spokesperson's office)

The Walla news site reports that there was a large-scale international diplomatic effort to secure the release of the body of Tiran Fero, a Druze teenager whose remains were snatched by terrorists from a hospital in the West Bank.

Citing Israeli and Western sources, Walla says that UN Middle East Envoy Tor Wennesland even made an appeal to the Islamic Jihad terror group leaders in Damascus.

United States Security Coordinator Gen. Michael Penzel was also involved in coordination with the Palestinian Authority, the report says, noting that PA security services were ordered to try and facilitate the return of the body.

Fero was critically injured in a car crash in Jenin and taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city on Tuesday, where he died and his body was snatched by unidentified gunmen, according to the IDF and Palestinian media reports.

In the background of the diplomacy was a warning from Israel and the IDF that if the body was not returned, Israel would launch a large-scale operation in the West Bank, the report says.

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