IDF kills 2 armed Palestinians and boy, 11 (HA´ARETZ NEWS) By Amos Harel and Arnon Regular 11/23/03)
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Israel Defense Forces troops killed two armed
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.
An 11-year-old boy was also reportedly killed in
clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city
Palestinian security sources
said the boy, Ibrahim
Jalameh, was shot dead by
troops yesterday as he threw
stones at them.
Israeli military sources told
Reuters news agency that
soldiers fired at an armed
man inside a stone-throwing crowd who had fired shots at them. "The
connection between this event and the report of
the boy´s death is being checked and
investigated," the sources said.
Late Thursday night, a Palestinian man was
spotted some 300 meters southeast of the Gaza
settlement of Netzarim. A tank fired at the
man, who was crawling toward the settlement,
killing him. On Friday morning, soldiers on
patrol discovered a Kalashnikov rifle,
magazines, an ax, and hand grenades on the
In addition, a Palestinian Hamas activist was
killed by tank fire on Friday night as he
approached the security fence around the
northern part of the Gaza Strip. A Kalashnikov
rifle and ammunition was found on his body. He
also apparently managed to plant a 20-kilogram
bomb near the fence, which he apparently
planned to set off next to IDF troops.
Also over the weekend, a number of mortar shells
and anti-tank missiles were fired at the
settlements of Kfar Darom, Gadid and Neve
Dekalim in the Gaza Strip. No injuries were
In the Rafah area, close to the border with
Egypt, a bomb was set off. No one was injured.
The last week saw a significant increase in the
number of mortar, Qassam and anti-tank missiles
launched at Gaza-area settlements.
IDF troops arrested 13 wanted militants in the
West Bank over the last week. (© Copyright 2003 Haaretz. 11/23/03)
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