Five Palestinians, including boy, killed in West Bank and Gaza Strip
Two Islamic Jihad activists were killed early Saturday when Israeli soldiers, stationed southern to Khan Younis city in the Gaza Strip, opened fire at them, Palestinian medical sources said. They told WAFA that Ramzi al-Jabeer 29, and Omar Nofal, 26 were killed.
The Israeli army said one soldier was lightly injured. It added the two tried to plant a bomb in the area.
Late on Friday, an Israeli helicopter fired a missile at an empty house in the Rafah refugee camp, causing no casualties, the Israeli army and witnesses said.
According to The AP, the army said it was conducting an operation near the Egyptian border to destroy "weapons smuggling tunnels" when Palestinians fired anti-tank weapons at the soldiers.
Palestinian witnesses and security officials said Israeli troops, backed by tanks firing machine guns, moved into sections of the camp Friday night as Apaches hovered overhead.
In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shot dead a 14-year-old stone-thrower in Jenin on Saturday afternoon, witnesses said.
Palestinian residents and hospital officials said Ala Samara was unarmed and was standing near a group of stone-throwing youths when troops shot him.
In a separate incident, a car went off in the Palestinian city of Qalqilyah later on Saturday, killing two Palestinian activists and critically wounding a third, witnesses and medical sources said.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Fatah movement, said the three casualties were its fighters and accused Israeli security forces of booby-trapping their car.
Late on Saturday, three Israeli soldiers were wounded in a shooting attack near Tulkarem. One soldier killed later from his wounds. (albawaba.com)