At least six Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza Strip and West Bank
Israeli troops killed at least six Palestinians on Wednesday, including four in the Gaza Strip.
Four Palestinian fighters killed Wednesday as Israeli troops entered the southern Gaza Strip. An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded in this incident, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.
Another three Palestinians were wounded in the shootout, Hamas, Palestinian Resistance Committees and Islamic Jihad said. Palestinian sources claimed that one of the victims was a Popular Resistance Committee fighter another from Hamas and two remained unidentified.
According to the AP, troops acting undercover in the village of Karara were discovered by the Palestinians who fired at them, prompting the army to send six tanks, 2 armored personnel carriers and a bulldozer to the area, Hamas and the Palestinian Resistance Committees said.
In the West Bank, two Palestinian activists were killed early Wednesday after an hour-long shootout with Israeli forces in Kafr Dan, a village near Jenin. One of the victims was a local Islamic Jihad commander.
Witnesses said the other one was a local commander from Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Some 30 jeeps and a bulldozer entered the village in an arrest raid, and a fierce exchange of fire ensued, Palestinian sources conveyed.