SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Palestine | International

Palestinians Bleed to Israel, Infighting
by IOL (reposted)
Friday Feb 2nd, 2007 6:22 AM
GAZA — More Palestinians bled Friday, February2 , to incessant Israeli aggressions and renewed infighting.
Israeli soldiers gunned down two members of the Palestinian security preventive service in the West Bank town of Ramallah early Friday, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Khamdan Shoman,34 , and Mohammed Arab,30 , were killed after leaving their car in Beitunia near Ramallah, said a local security source.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said the two men were wearing civilian clothes, said Reuters.

She said one of them was shot in the building after he refused to drop his weapon. A second was shot outside.

But a senior Palestinian security official dismissed the claim, saying the two men were wearing fatigues identifying them as members of the Preventive Security.

He said the incident took place in a building near Preventive Security offices in Bitounia.

In a separate incident in the city of Ramallah, the Israeli army said it killed two other Palestinians.

Israeli troops also arrested three other Palestinians while taking up position around the home of a suspected member from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

On Thursday, Israeli forces gunned down four Palestinians, including a teenager, in the occupied West Bank.

One of the slain Palestinians was reportedly mutilated by Israeli soldiers.

Friday's deaths bring to5 , 640the number of people killed since the start of Al-Aqsa Intifada in September2000 , mostly Palestinians, according to an AFP count.

More