JERUSALEM – Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid hours after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who went missing over two weeks ago.
A spokesman said the clash occurred in the West Bank town of Jenin early Tuesday. It was the first casualty since the bodies were found.
Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, went missing on June 12 while hitchhiking home. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Hamas kidnapped the three and "will pay."
The military struck 34 targets across the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip overnight after more than 20 rockets were fired into Israel since late Sunday from the territory.