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2 Islamic Jihad men killed in Nablus, truce at risk
YNet ^ | 06.24.08 | Efrat Weiss

Posted on 06/23/2008 10:34:55 PM PDT by forkinsocket

Joint IDF, Shin Bet operation to arrest senior commander from Jenin ends with his death. Army says imminent terror attack thwarted. Though ceasefire limited to Gaza, Islamic Jihad has warned attacks on its people in West Bank would bring Qassam reprisals

A senior commander of the Islamic Jihad and an additional gunman belonging to the group were killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The two were killed in an exchange of fire with IDF and Shin Bet forces who had entered the city to arrest several wanted Palestinians.

Troops belonging to the elite Duvdevan unit were operating in the city's Rafidiyah neighborhood, in pursuit of 25-year-old Tariq Abu Ra'ali from Jenin.

The IDF said Abu Ra'ali, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad in Hebron, has been wanted for a long period of time. He recently fled Jenin to Nablus, where he was spotted.

During the operation Abu Ra'ali barricaded himself in an apartment with another gunman and the two opened fire on the Israeli troops after refusing to turn themselves in.

The two were killed in the ensuing exchange of fire. A sweep of the apartment after the operation revealed several explosives devices, an AK-47 assault rifle, ammunition and other paramilitary equipment.

No casualties were reported amongst the Israeli forces.

Palestinian sources said the two men killed were university students and reported several people were arrested by the IDF during the operation.

On the eve of the ceasefire in Gaza, the Islamic Jihad announced that any operation against its ranks in the West Bank would result in a decisive response from the Strip.

The organization confirmed that Abu Ra'ali was a senior commander in the West Bank and said he had previously escaped five other attempts on his life.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; islamicjihad; israel; palestinians; truce
1 posted on 06/23/2008 10:34:55 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

“Palestinian sources said the two men killed were university students” Yea, the University of Murder..Two good palestinians.

2 posted on 06/23/2008 10:47:31 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: richardtavor
The hudna's histoire. And soon it'll be back to business as usual.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 06/23/2008 11:31:08 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: forkinsocket

Truce my ass. Gaza started off the truce by firing over 50 rockets into Israel the day it was supposed to go into effect.

4 posted on 06/24/2008 1:33:17 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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5 posted on 06/24/2008 5:46:33 AM PDT by SJackson (If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be, Michelle O)
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To: forkinsocket

Did anyone in their right mind expect that Hamas could go six months without firing a single shot or rocket or missile against Israel? What foolishnes on the part of the Olmert regime to agree to this nonsense! The only good news is that it would appear that Olmert might be on his way out.

6 posted on 06/24/2008 10:02:19 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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