Israeli Seriously Wounded in Drive-by Shooting near Ramallah
An Israeli was shot and seriously injured Sunday by Palestinians as he drove near the Jewish settlement of Ateret north of Ramallah in the West Bank, reported Haaretz newspaper in its internet edition.
The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was hit in the head and his condition was listed as "very serious," a military spokesman was quoted as telling Israel Radio.
Meanwhile, The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported that the Israeli army discovered a bomb attached to a human-sized doll in the Gaza Strip.
The device was placed on the border fence north of the Karni crossing-point at the northern end of Gaza.
The device was safely detonated, said the paper, adding that the army was still looking for other explosive devices.
On Sunday also, an Israeli soldier was sentenced Sunday to 49 days in jail for a shooting at a Palestinian youth who died later from his wounds, reported The Jerusalem Post newspaper on its internet edition.
The soldier reportedly fired at the legs of Issa Ibrahim al-Amur near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom, where a total ban on Palestinian movement was forced by the Israeli army, a military spokesman told the paper.
"The soldier violated open-fire regulations since al-Amur did not present a threat to Israeli soldiers or civilians," the spokesman said.
The paper added that the soldier was sentenced by his commanding officer, and not by a military court.
In another development, the paper said that a Jewish settler was arrested Saturday in the West Bank city of Nablus by Palestinian Authority security forces.
The paper identified the settler as David Marcea, a 50-year-old doctor.
The paper quoted Israel Radio as saying that Marcea was detained on suspicion of being involved in the assassination of Hamas activist Mahmoud Madani.
Reports said that the PA arrested several Palestinians suspected of helping Israel track and kill Madani in the Balata refugee camp last Monday -Albawaba.com