Israeli army kills Hamas militant in Hebron

18:49, April 26, 2010      

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Israeli forces on Monday killed a Hamas militant who was holed up in a house in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said.

The witnesses said they had seen the soldiers taking out the dead body of Ali Al-Sewiti from the house which was badly damaged by bulldozers and several air-to-ground missiles.

An Israeli army spokesman said that an exchange of fire erupted between the soldiers and wanted Palestinian activists when the army came to arrest them in Beit Ouwa neighborhood in southern Hebron.

Mr. Al-Sewiti rejected the soldiers' calls to surrender, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, residents of the neighborhood threw stones on the invading forces after the news about the death of Mr. Al-Sweiti, who had been wanted for seven years, spread. At least two Palestinians were injured in the clashes, according to the witnesses.

Two owners of the house that Mr. Al-Sewiti had stayed in have been detained as well, according to the Palestinian security sources.

Source: Xinhua


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