Tanzim activist killed in Israeli raid of Jericho; top official vows revenge
Israeli troops raided the West Bank city of Jericho early Sunday for the first time in months, and surrounded a house suspected to hold several Fatah activists.
According to Israeli press reports, an armed Fatah activist was seriously wounded in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops. He tried to escape, but was caught and sent to an Israeli hospital, Israel Radio reported.
Later, Israeli media reported that a Tanzim activist was killed in the exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers during the Jericho raid.
Troops also forced residents to remain confined to their homes at the start of the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Military sources conveyed troops had entered the town for a small, pinpoint operation to arrest Palestinian activists.
Meanwhile, a top Al Aqsa Brigades official vowed to revenge Sunday's killing of the movement's activist in Jericho.
On Saturday, occupation troops entered the West Bank city of Bethlehem, arresting three Palestinians after a Jerusalem suicide bombing on Thursday that killed 11 Israelis, witnesses said. (Albawaba.com)
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