Friday, August 03, 2007

Islamic Jihad Leader Killed In Clash With Israeli Soldiers

Israeli soldiers shot and killed an Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, the militant group and the Israeli military said. Palestinians said Israeli soldiers entered the Old City of Nablus in a civilian vehicle and shot dead Read Abu Ads, 34, the Islamic Jihad commander in Nablus.The Israeli military said soldiers surrounded a house and demanded that the militant surrender. Instead, he tried to escape, and soldiers shot him. Palestinians said Israel sent about 20 jeeps and a bulldozer into the city after the incident. The military said the operation was still in progress. Israel sends forces into West Bank cities and towns almost every night to arrest suspected militants.