Two Palestinians hit by IDF fire

Gunmen fire shots at soldiers manning Nablus checkpoint; IDF kills Aksa operative.

September 16, 2007 13:30
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Two Palestinians hit by IDF fire

idf nablus 224.88. (photo credit: AP [file])

Two Palestinians were shot at by IDF troops after they hurled boulders at the force near Hebron on Sunday afternoon. It was unclear what condition they were in. The army did not suffer any casualties in the incident although several military vehicles sustained damage. Meanwhile, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at troops operating at the Awarta checkpoint south of Nablus. No casualties were reported. Also Sunday afternoon, Palestinians fired a Kassam rocket into the western Negev. No casualties or damages were reported. Overnight Saturday, an Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades operative died from wounds he sustained in clashes with IDF troops operating in Nablus, Palestinian sources reported. The army confirmed shooting three armed Palestinians in the Nablus region. According to the IDF, one was evacuated to a hospital in Israel after sustaining moderate wounds at the Ein Beit Alma refugee camp. The condition of the two other armed operatives who were shot was unknown, the army said. Meanwhile, IDF tanks and bulldozers operated east of Rafah in the Gaza Strip under cover of helicopters overnight Saturday, Israel Radio quoted Palestinian sources as saying. According to the Palestinian report, soldiers entered houses and arrested a number of people and the IAF fired a missile at a building. Israel Radio reported that the IDF targeted terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip. The forces fired at gunmen who were preparing to fire a number of mortars at Israel, and confirmed that the gunmen were hit.

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