Palestinian gunmen. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90) Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90


An IDF operation allegedly eliminated the terrorist who murdered Israeli brothers Hallel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv near Huwara.

By United with Israel Staff

On Tuesday, the IDF launched a counter-terror operation in Jenin.

Palestinian gunmen began shooting from a location surrounded by Israeli forces, and 49-year-old Abdel Fattah Hussein Kharousha was killed in an exchange of fire.

Kharousha is suspected of murdering two brothers, Hallel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv, during point-blank shooting on February 26. Kharousha allegedly perpetrated the killing while the Yanivs were at a standstill near Huwara.

“Our brave soldiers acted with surgical precision in the heart of the murderers’ lair,” commented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I commend them and send my best wishes for a swift recovery to our wounded. As I have said repeatedly: Whoever harms us will pay the price.”

The Palestinian Authority, meanwhile, condemned the terrorist’s death.

“The Israeli government bears responsibility for this dangerous escalation, which threatens to explode the situation and destroy all efforts aimed at restoring stability,” said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, in comments quoted by Times of Israel.

According to a report by, “Israeli troops arrested at least two of Kharousha’s sons in concurrent operations in Nablus.”

On the same day that the Yanivs were laid to rest, Palestinian terrorists murdered American citizen Elan Ganeles near Jericho in the Jordan Valley.

Palestinians who murder and maim victims in attacks receive lifetime salaries from the PA. The families of eliminated terrorists also receive these payments.

The PA policy requiring these payments violates both U.S. and Israeli law.