Palestinians: IDF kills 4 gunmen, one civilian

IDF forces engaged a group of Palestinian gunmen near the West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday, killing four, Palestinian security officials said. A gunbattle ensued, and a 30-year-old civilian man who went out to a rooftop to see what happened was shot and killed, security and medical officials said. Four local commanders from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent offshoot of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party, were walking in the streets of Kfar Yamoun around 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) when IDF troops opened fire, security officials said.