The Israeli military said Thursday that the body of an Israeli teen that was taken by Palestinians from a West Bank hospital is being returned to his family. The army said they coordinated with the Palestinian Authority to bring his body.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said he would close a number or crossing after Palestinians militants refused to respond to the international and Palestinian calls to return the body.
Relatives of Tiran Pero said Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin entered the hospital where Pero was seeking treatment after a car crash. Pero was from Israel’s Druze Arab minority.
The incident threatened to ratchet up already boiling tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.