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1 Palestinian Dead, Many Arrested, As Security Forces Raid Terror Nest

March 13, 1992
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One Palestinian terrorist was killed and a score of others arrested Wednesday when Israeli security forces raided a terrorist hideout in the West Bank town of Jenin.

The dead man had been trying to escape, armed, when he was shot.

The raid was part of a larger search operation that continued on Thursday.

The man killed was identified as Khaled Mohammed Fahmawi, 19, described as one of the leaders of a Black Panther terrorist squad who was high on the “most wanted” list.

Israeli authorities say Jenin has become a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism. The raids were staged in response to the murders of several Israelis in the town and its vicinity by unknown gunmen in recent months.

The latest killing of an Israeli occurred on Feb. 24. The victim was a security guard shot to death by a masked man while he guarded an oil tank truck in Jenin.

The town was placed under curfew Wednesday while security forces conducted their search.

When they broke into Fahmawi’s hideout, he tried to escape through a window brandishing a pistol, security sources said. Soldiers fired twice, wounding the suspect, who died later.

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