Israel assassinates three Palestinian activists in West Bank and Gaza Strip
An Israeli aircraft launched a missile on a car in Gaza City on Tuesday, killing two people, witnesses said. Local hospital officials said two men in the vehicle died, and their bodies were mangled in the explosion. They were identified as members of the armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
In recent days Israel has stepped up airstrikes against Palestinian fighters. Overnight Monday, two members of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip.
The violence follows yet another bloody weekend as five Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, and an Israeli woman died following a stabbing spree by a Palestinian in the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva.
West Bank clash
An Islamic Jihad member was killed on Tuesday by Israeli troops in the town of Nablus in the West Bank. Two Israeli soldiers were also wounded in a firefight during the Nablus raid.
Israeli troops, according to Reuters, surrounded the home of a wanted Palestinian and demanded that he exit his home.
In the Gaza Strip, an aerial attack targeted a bridge near the northern town of Beit Hanun, as well as six roads used to transport Qassam rockets to launch sites to be fired at Israel, according to Ynet.
Israeli radio reported on Tuesday that unidentified masked men had hurled stones as Palestinian children near the West Bank town of Hebron.
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