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West Bank: Israeli soldier killed
by Al Bawaba (reposted)
Monday Jul 17th, 2006 4:21 AM
Palestinian fighters ambushed a group of Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Monday, killing one and wounding at least two others, witnesses and military sources said.

According to Reuters, the Palestinians detonated a bomb next to an Israeli patrol vehicle as it passed through the old city of Nablus. Israel's Army Radio said the troops were on an arrest raid. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for the ambush.

Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry building in Gaza City early Monday, the second attack on the ministry in a week, witnesses said.

israel also bombed the north Gaza offices of a Hamas-led security force before dawn on Monday, witnesses said. The air strike destroyed the offices in the Jabalya refugee camp.

by Haaretz (reposted)
Monday Jul 17th, 2006 4:21 AM
An Israel Defense Forces was killed, and six others wounded, early Monday morning when Palestinian militants detonated explosives against troops operating in the West Bank city of Nablus, the army said.

Soldiers from the Haruv infantry regiment entered the old city of Nablus to arrest a wanted militant, when a bomb was thrown at them.

One soldier was killed, one was moderately wounded and three were lightly wounded in the attack. The family of the killed soldier has received notification.

The dead soldier was identified as Osher Damari, 20, of Netanya.

Parts of the soldier's body were seized by Palestinians, but Palestinian security forces returned them to the IDF shortly after.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militant group affiliated with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, took responsibility for the attack.