Three Palestinians killed in Gaza explosion; Palestinians arrested in West Bank
Three brothers, including a member of the Islamic Jihad movement, died and eight other Palestinians were hurt in an explosion that rocked Friday Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza, Palestinian security officials said.
The blast came from a house belonging to an official of Fatah movement, Iyad e-Sharif, who was seriously wounded, they said, adding the cause was still unclear.
In another clash, Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinians outside a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, wounding one, a Palestinian source said, according to AFP.
An anonymous caller from Islamic Jihad said its members carried out the attack on Kfar Darom.
In the West Bank, 16 wanted Palestinians allied to Hamas and to Fatah were detained during an overnight operation in the northern town of Tubas, an army spokesman said. They were arrested in their homes in the village, he added.
Palestinian security sources said only three of those arrested were wanted by Israel, one of whom belonged to Hamas, another to Islamic Jihad group and another to Al-Aqsa Martrys Brigades.
Meanwhile, Palestinian witnesses said Israeli troops detained two men, one of whom was a Fatah leader, near the town of Hebron. But the army said it arrested only the wanted Fatah leader.
Three more Palestinians were rounded up elsewhere in the West Bank during military operations, the Israeli army said.
Witnesses and the army said a Palestinian teenager was shot and lightly wounded near the town of Nablus as Israeli soldiers fired warning shots at stone-throwers. (Albawaba.com)
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