September 17, 2007

Armed Palestinian attempts to infiltrate W. Bank settlement

Palestinians doing what they do best. Via Ha'aretz:

Israel Defense Forces troops late Sunday opened fire on an armed Palestinian murderer attempting to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron, west of Nablus. The soldiers noticed the Palestinian murderer trying to enter the settlement and called out to him to halt. The man refused and opened fire on the troops. None of the soldiers were injured. The soldiers returned fire, upon which the Palestinian fled the scene. IDF forces are combing the area near the settlement for the gunmen. A Qassam rocket landed on Sunday north of the western Negev town of Sderot. There were no injuries reported, but a nearby structure suffered some damage. Meanwhile, IDF troops earlier Sunday killed two Palestinian murderers in separate incidents in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Nablus. In Hebron, Palestinian Muslim gunmen shot at soldiers who entered their neighborhood in response to an outbreak of violence between feuding family. The army patrol returned fire, killing a man identified as Baha al-Azuni and wounding two others. Earlier Sunday, a Fatah-linked murderer was shot dead by troops Sunday during a military operation, Palestinian sources said. The militant was identified as Yusuf Al-A'asi of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs 'Brigades.