Tanzim commander nabbed near Hebron (JERUSALEM POST) By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH 11/20/03)
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Nabil Abu Kibtah, a senior Tanzim commander in Yatta, near Hebron,
suspected of planning shooting attacks in the Hebron area,was
arrested by special IDF forces on Thursday morning.
According to reports, the troops surrounded his home and called on
him to surrender. When he failed to comply, a bulldozer began
demolishing his home, and Abu Kibtah, who had hidden in a well, gave
Soldiers also arrested a Hamas fugitive in Harbata, northwest of
Ramallah. In his home, soldiers found a gun, ammunition, and
explosives that were later blown up by Border Police sappers.
In Beit Rima, north of Bethlehem, a PFLP fugitive was arrested, and
in Tsurif, west of Bethlehem, four fugitives, three of them Islamic
Jihad men, were arrested.
On Thursday evening a bomb was thrown at soldiers in Nablus, and
shots were fired at soldiers near Kadim, east of Jenin. Shots were
also fired at a vehicle near Beit Hagai in the Hebron Hills.
In the Gaza Strip, a soldier was lightly wounded when two anti-tank
rockets were fired at two IDF posts in Gush Katif.
Shots were fired at an IDF post near Rafah and at an IDF base in Gush
Katif. Two mortar shells were fired at communities in the northern
Gaza Strip and in Gush Katif. A factory in the Neveh Dekalim
industrial zone was damaged. A bomb was detonated near an IDF jeep
patrolling south of the Kissufim crossing, and the vehicle was
In the morning, the Karni-Netzarim road was closed after a bomb found
by soldiers was blown up by sappers.
The IDF permitted 5,000 Palestinians from Judea, Samaria, and the
Gaza Strip to attend prayers at Al-Aksa Mosque marking the end of
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