Israeli troops assassinate Islamic Jihad activist as Palestinians bomb Gaza Strip settlements
Israeli troops assassinated an Islamic Jihad activist Sunday just outside a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah, the army said.
Forces operating in the village of Nameh - some 15 kilometers from Ramallah, spotted the Palestinian and fired on him, the army said. The man, later identified as an Islamic Jihad operative, had a semiautomatic weapon and rounds of ammunition, the Israeli army said. Later, troops arrested two other Islamic Jihad members in Nameh, the army added.
Residents of Nameh said troops entered the village before dawn and imposed a curfew.
Elsewhere, Palestinians fired seven mortars early Sunday at several Gaza Strip settlements, bringing the total of shells and missiles fired at settlements to 20. No injuries were reported in any of the attacks, although one mortar landed at the entrance to a home in one of the settlement, causing some damage, Israeli reports said.