Fatah security chief killed in blast

Earlier Wednesday, Hamas members kidnapped, beaten and shot in Gaza.

By
May 24, 2006 08:12
1 minute read.
Fatah security chief killed in blast

torched car 88. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A Gaza security chief loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was killed in a car bomb Wednesday, the second attack on security commanders in volatile Gaza in less than a week. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which followed another bloody day in Gaza in which three Hamas men were kidnapped. One of the Hamas men was killed, and all three were either beaten up or shot before being dumped outside a gas station. The security chief killed Wednesday evening was identified as Nabil Hodhod, head of the elite Preventive Security Service in central Gaza. Security officials said Hodhod had just gotten into his car when a bomb went off. Hodhod was killed and his deputy wounded by the blast, the officials said. Masked Fatah gunmen appeared to be behind the kidnapping and shooting of three Hamas operatives in Gaza earlier in the day, Hamas officials said, although an investigation is ongoing. The gunmen snatched the Hamas members as they were leaving a Gaza mosque after morning prayers, a Hamas official said, and then threw them into a car, where they were beat and shot in the legs and the stomach. The gunmen then left the wounded men at a gas station in Khan Younis. Hospital officials reported the Hamas members in moderate condition. One later died of his wounds. The kidnapping was the latest violent incident between Hamas and Fatah, who have been battling for control of Palestinian security forces since Hamas ousted Fatah from power in a January parliamentary election.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi
November 21, 2018
Turkey: U.S. is turning blind eye to Saudi killing of Khashoggi

By REUTERS