Fateh Activist Assassinated in Nablus

Published June 24th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A Fateh activist was assassinated Sunday in the West Bank city of Nablus when a booby-trapped public telephone exploded as he picked up the receiver.  

Israel’s Amy Radio said Osama Jawabreh, 29, was a member of Al Aqsa Martyrs Fateh group.  

The group has been responsible for a number of operations targeting Israelis.  

Two brothers were also injured in the attack that took place in Al Qayoun neighborhood, said the Palestinian news agency, WAFA. 

Four-year-old Ammar Shabarah was injured in the forehead and right leg, while his sister, Malak, 2, was injured by shrapnel in the forehead, face and right leg, WAFA said.  

Meanwhile, a Palestinian man died of wounds he sustained in previous clashes with the Israeli occupation troops in Gaza, reported the official Palestinian news agency, WAFA.  

The agency said that Mohammed Walid Hamdan, 24, and a resident of Khan Yunis, was shot by Israelis in the abdomen on June 9.  

Since the outbreak of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict last September, CNN reports that Palestinians have killed approximately 112 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.  

In the same time period, according to CNN, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and 458 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.  

According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children.  

In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded, and over 500 killed.  

Jewish author Noam Chomsky, who according to a New York Times Book Review article is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” has been quoted as saying: “State terrorism is an extreme form of terrorism, generally much worse than individual terrorism because it has the resources of a state behind it.” – Albawaba.com  


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