Palestinian killed, three Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza Strip clashes
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian who infiltrated into the farming area between the Gaza Strip settlements of Bdolah and Atzmina Friday morning. A Kalashnikov rifle and several hand grenades were found on his body.
Three people were wounded, including two Thai laborers. An Israeli soldier sustained light injuries in the attack.
Earlier Friday, two Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded in a gunfight with Palestinians near the Gaza Strip settlement of Neveh Dekalim.
In the West Bank, the Israeli army imposed a curfew on the West Bank city of Ramallah Friday morning. Also in the West Bank, Israeli troops arrested eight Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who trounced his rival Benjamin Netanyahu in the primary elections for the right-wing Likud party, swore Israel would avenge the blood of those who had been killed in a spate of deadly attacks on election day.
"We are here after a very hard day indeed -- we haven't even buried the dead from today's terror attacks, he said in a victory speech early Friday following his triumph at the primaries.
"We will not give in to terror ... Israel will go after those who spilled the blood of its citizens." Six Israelis, including a Likud central committee member were killed when Palestinian gunmen sprayed automatic gunfire and hurled grenades at a polling station in the northern town of Beit Shean.
In Hebron, three-year-old Abas Altrash was killed Thursday night. Palestinian sources said the three-year-old was killed by Israeli gunfire. (Albawaba.com)
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