IDF kills 2 terror suspects near Nablus

Family says man was unarmed, handicapped; troops hunt for cell allegedly planning suicide attack.

September 19, 2007 08:11
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IDF kills 2 terror suspects near Nablus

Nablus 224.88. (photo credit: AP [file])


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IDF troops from the Haruv Battalion operating in the Ein Beit Ilmeh refugee camp in the Nablus area fired at four armed terror suspects on Wednesday, killing at least two of them. Relatives said one of the killed Palestinians, Adib Salim Damoni, a 38-year-old handicapped man, was standing unarmed at a window of his home at the Ein Bet Ilmeh camp near Nablus when a bullet hit him in the neck. However, the IDF said troops shot at an armed terrorist while trying to root out a cell of Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine fighters that had planned an attack in Israel. Meanwhile, a Border Police unit operating in the camp reportedly shot and hit two armed Palestinians. No IDF casualties were reported. As of Wednesday morning, the army had also arrested 12 Palestinian fugitives in various West Bank towns and villages. The suspects were caught in Ein Beit Ilmeh, Kalkilya, Bethlehem and Kfar Nahlin. The seven were transferred to security services for questioning. On Tuesday, clashes in Nablus claimed the life of St.-Sgt. Ben-Zion Henman, 22, from Nov, a paratrooper in the brigade's Reconnaissance Unit. He was shot in the chest and died en route to the hospital. Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the shooting.

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