IDF kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza clashes

Palestinian sources claim Israeli Navy killed two lifeguards; 2 Hamas men wounded near Gaza fence.

October 20, 2007 19:45
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IDF kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza clashes

gaza gunmen 298.88. (photo credit: AP)


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Two Islamic Jihad operatives were killed on the coast off Gaza after an Israeli Navy ship fired towards them, Palestinian sources claimed Saturday. Others were wounded during the strike, the sources added. Reportedly, the two were Palestinian lifeguards and posed no threat to the vessel. Throughout the weekend, IDF forces operated in the southern Gaza Strip against the terror infrastructure next to the security fence. A ground unit came under fire several times, but suffered no injuries. IDF troops also attacked several suspicious persons in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said. Hamas and hospital officials told The Associated Press that Israeli ground forces fired a missile on the northern Gaza Strip, injuring two Palestinians. Ten mortar shells have been fired at Israel since Friday morning. Three landed in Israeli territory, the army said. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, IDF soldiers arrested six fugitives overnight Friday and discovered ammunition in one of the buildings in which a fugitive was hiding. Troops manning the Ras a-Tira checkpoint discovered a pistol hidden on a Palestinian in a routine check Saturday morning. The pistol was confiscated and the Palestinian turned over to security forces for interrogation. At the same time, soldiers manning the Beit Iba checkpoint discovered a Palestinian carrying two knives, 12 and 16 cm, also during a routine check. The knives were confiscated and the Palestinian turned over to Israel Police.

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