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News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 1 March 2006
Courtesy of IMEMC, WAFA
http://www.imemc.org
http://www.wafa.pna.net/

Edited by Mark Marshall


Israeli Plane Hits Gaza, Kills 1

GAZA, March 1, 2006, (WAFA, al-Jazeera)- At least one citizen was instantly killed on Wednesday as Israeli plane hit his car with a missile in Gaza city, medical sources and witnesses said.

Medical sources, in Gaza, reported that Khaled Dahdouh, also known as Abu al-Walid, was killed on Wednesday when the vehicle in which he was travelling exploded in the strike.

He was the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

Witnesses said that an Israeli plane pounded a Subaru vehicle in the southern part of Gaza City, killing at least one and injuring several others.

S.A.S. (12:32 P) (10:32 GMT)

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Army undercover unit abducts one resident from Anza village near Jenin
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 11:07

An Israeli army undercover unit abducted one resident from Anza village south of the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday morning.

Soldiers, who were disguised in civilian clothing and drove a civilian car, stormed the shop where Mohamed Sadka, 20, was working, arrested him and fled the seen. Sadka was believed to have been injured during the arrest due to spots of blood left at the scene, eyewitnesses reported.
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Palestinian resistance fires one homemade shell into Israel
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 10:54

Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for firing one homemade shell into the Nateef Hamssera settlement near the Israeli town of Al Majdal, near the Gaza strip, on Wednesday morning.

Israeli sources said the shell landed in an open area causing no damage or injuries. The Israeli army responded by shelling the northern part of the Gaza strip.

The Brigades stated in a press release that the attack came as a response to Israeli army attacks against Palestinians and emphasized their right to continue resisting the illegal occupation of their land.
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Palestinian resistance detonates a street side bomb targeting military jeep in Gaza
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 10:34

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, and the armed wing of the Popular Resistance claimed responsibility on Wednesday morning for detonating a street-side bomb targeting an Israeli military jeep east of Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza strip.

In a press release issued by the two groups, they stated that the attack was a response to the Israeli army`s ongoing attacks against Palestinians in Nablus and in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli army sources confirmed the attack and said that no injuries occurred, but reported damage to the vehicle.
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Army arrests five residents from Gaza trying to enter Israel in search of work
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 10:02

The Israeli army arrested five Gaza Strip residents attempting to sneak into Israel looking for work near the military fence east of Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza strip Wednesday at dawn.

Troops surrounding the Gaza Strip spotted the five workers and threatened to shoot if they did not surrender. After complying, all were arrested and taken to an unknown destination, local sources reported.
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War boats fire on the coast in the Gaza strip
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 09:43

Israeli war boats fired machine guns on the coastal area east of Beit Lahaia located in the southern part of the Gaza strip late Tuesday night.

The attack lasted for over an hour. Ambulance cars rushed to the scene but there were no injures, Palestinian security sources reported.
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Israeli Police arrests two Hamas legislators in Jerusalem
Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 16:52

The Israeli police arrested on Wednesday morning two Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council after they visited Al Makassed Islamic Hospital in east Jerusalem. The police claimed that the two legislators, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Mohammad Totah, conducted illegal activities by attempting to recruit the hospital and its administration to carry activities supporting Hamas.

The Jerusalem police also claims that Hamas members have been conducting similar activities in other institutions in Jerusalem, including the Electric Company in the city.

According to the police, Hamas is trying to recruit activists in East Jerusalem public institutions.

Abu Teir is the second man on Hamas parliamentary list.
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Army artillery shells north and east of the Gaza strip
IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday, 01 March 2006, 09:42

The Israeli army artillery shelled areas in the north and east of the Gaza Strip late on Tuesday night, local sources reported.

Shells hit Beit Lahia, Beit Hanon and the Al-Shagai`a area, causing panic among the residents. No damage to the residents` houses nor injures were reported.

Attacks occur daily in the area, part of the Israeli army`s plan to create a seven-kilometer security zone north of the strip.
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IOF Wounds Citizen & Arrests Child in WB

HEBRON, March 1, 2006 (WAFA)- Israeli Occupation Forces( IOF) wounded on Wednesday a citizen, arrested a child and kidnapped another in the West Bank(WB), cities of Hebron and Jenin.

In Hebron, Israeli soldiers shot and wounded Bilal an-Najjar 27, from al-Fawwar refugee camp, south the city and arrested him .His condition was reported to be critical.

Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that a 14-year-old child was arrested overnight by IOF in the Old City in Hebron.

In the meantime, Israeli undercover units wounded and kidnapped Mohammed Sadaqa 20, from Anza village, south of Jenin, witnesses said.

E.B. (14:23 P) (12:23 GMT)
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