Body of Islamic Jihad activist found near Jenin, Palestinians blame Israel for assassination

Published July 9th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli troops shot dead an Islamic Jihad activist in the village of al-Yamoun near Jenin early on Tuesday, Palestinian sources said.  

 

According to these sources, the soldiers ambushed Muamar Dagharmeh's vehicle west of Jenin. Several other activists who were in the car with him fled the scene. The Israeli army declined immediate comment. 

 

Daraghmeh, 30, was brought to a hospital in Jenin but he had already bled to death, said Haitham Abu Moudis, a nurse from the Palestinian Red Crescent. 

 

Palestinians also reported that Israeli forces entered the West Bank refugee camps of Tulkarem and Nur al-Shams early Tuesday and detained several people.  

 

Additionally, a mortar was fired Tuesday morning at an Israeli target in the western Negev on Tuesday morning, while two others were fired at the Gaza Strip settlement bloc of Gush Katif. No injuries or damages were reported in these incidents. 

 

Meanwhile, the Israeli police closed down Tuesday morning al-Quds University and the office of its rector, Sari Nusseibeh, in occupied eastern Jerusalem. Israel’s Internal Security Minister Uzi Landau said the school's offices served as a “cover for PA operations in Jerusalem.” A curfew is in effect on the nearby villages of Abu Dis and Izarieh. (Albawaba.com) 

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