Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank: sources


AFP
Date: 7/13/2011

By Jaafar Ashtiyeh | AFP – Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Israeli soldiers Wednesday killed a young Palestinian man while looking for an activist of the Islamic Jihad Movement at a refugee camp in the West Bank's north, Palestinian security sources said.

Ibrahim Sarhan, 21, was shot dead while emerging from a mosque, they said, during the Israeli search operation in the Al Farah refugee camp near Nablus.

Sarhan did not belong to any Palestinian political group, they said. Israeli soldiers arrested five people during the raid in the camp.

Israeli jets bombed two sites in Gaza early on Wednesday, wounding one woman, after Palestinians fired three rockets into southern Israel, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

The Israeli military said its aircraft "targeted two weapons manufacturing sites in the northern Gaza Strip."

"Direct hits were confirmed and secondary explosions were identified," the military said in a statement.

Palestinian medical sources said one woman was slightly hurt in an Israeli air strike east of Gaza City and was taken to the nearby Shifa hospital.

The Israeli military said on Tuesday night that three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza. None of them caused any casualties but one caused minor damage to a home.

Rocket fire from Gaza into Israel has slowed considerably in recent months, with just two fired from the coastal territory since an April flare–up in tensions.

Those tensions came after a rocket–propelled grenade fired from Gaza struck an Israeli school bus, killing a teenager.

Israel responded with a series of air strikes that killed at least 19 Palestinians in the deadliest violence since Israel's devastating 22–day assault on Gaza in 2008–2009.

The violence raised fears of another such assault, but on April 10 the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip declared a return to the truce that ended Israel's Operation Cast Lead in January 2009, and the calm has largely held since then.


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