Sharon slams Jordan moves against West Bank ''fence'' as Palestinian killed in Gaza Strip
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee Monday that "Jordan is leading the Arab world in its struggle against Israel at the International Court of Justice of the Hague, from fear refugees are to flow into its territory."
Sharon said, "We are not pleased with Jordan joining the debate at the International Court", and added, "We have made clear to the Jordanians that they have much to lose".
The prime minister told the parliamentary committee that some changes were to be made in the route of the so-called West Bank "separation fence", for internal considerations and not in response to demands by the Palestinians, the UN or the Hague International Court.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian woman on Monday suffered light-to-moderate wounds after being shot by Israeli soldiers who "mistook" her for a suicide bomber near the West Bank village of Sanariya.
According to Israeli media, the Israeli troops saw the woman approaching them through an open field, told her to stop, and fired at her when she continued walking towards them. The woman, according to Palestinian sources, is apparently mentally disturbed.
Elsewhere, a Palestinian man was killed Monday in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis. According to Palestinian sources, Saeed abu-Ismail, 24, was killed from an Israeli landmind that went off east of Khan Yunis.
In the meantime, Israeli troops arrested a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Nablus in the West Bank on Monday. Ahmed Bseisi is accused of being the "mastermind" behind an attack in Netanya which wounded 30 people in April 2002, Israel Radio reported Monday.
He is also accused of sending two females on "assassination attempts", according to the reports. However, they were stopped before they could carry out their attacks. (Albawaba.com)
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