Tanzim man nabbed in W. Bank camp; Jihad man (HA´ARETZ NEWS) By Amos Harel and Arnon Regular, Ha´aretz Correspondents, Ha´aretz Service and Agencies 12/11/02 19:59)
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Undercover IDF troops from the Duvdevan unit operating in the West
Bank refugee camp Askar, near Nablus, arrested Wednesday afternoon a
member of the Tanzim organization believed to have been linked to the
murder of an Israeli two years ago.
Sultan Sa´ed is thought to
have been involved in a shooting attack on
walkers at Mount Eval in October 2000, in which Rabbi Benjamin
Herling, from the West Bank settlement of Kedumim, was killed.
Also Wednesday, a unit of Paratroopers operating in a town in
Karm area arrested three Islamic Jihad militants, suspected of
placing an explosive device close to a West Bank village on Sunday.
An IDF soldier was seriously wounded and an officer was
injured in Sunday´s blast. The wounded were from the same unit as the
soldiers who carried out the arrest.
Islamic Jihad activist
killed in Nablus
Earlier in the day, IDF troops shot dead a Palestinian militant from
the Islamic Jihad organization who tried to resist capture by running
across the rooftops in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, the IDF
said. Three other Palestinians were also arrested during the IDF
operation in Balata.
Osama Hasan Ali Badra, 27, was killed by
the soldiers as he tried to
flee above the narrow streets of the crowded refugee camp.
Palestinian witnesses also said Badra had tried to resist arrest and
was shot dead.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, the IDF arrested
three other Islamic
Jihad militants in the village of Iqtaba, near Tul Karm. The three
are suspected of carrying out the attack against an IDF jeep on
Sunday that injured two soldiers.
On Tuesday night, the IDF
arrested 34 Palestinians in the
territories, including 8 members of Islamic Jihad.
also said it had opened an investigation into the killing of
a 25-year-old woman by troops on Monday as she took a taxi home at
night in violation of a military curfew in Askar refugee camp in
Nablus in the northern West Bank.
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