IDF seriously wounds Fatah militant in Nablus; three rockets hit Negev
Last update - 10:02 01/09/2007IDF seriously wounds Fatah militant in Nablus; three rockets hit NegevBy Yuval Azoulay and Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Correspondents
An elite Israel Defense Forces paratrooper unit shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian militant in Nablus' Old City early Friday.
The militant, who belonged to a cell that operated jointly under Fatah's military wing - the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
IDF sources said the militant was involved in a number of attempts to activate explosive devices against IDF troops, and was planning additional attacks.
AdvertisementAlso Friday, three Qassam rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip struck open areas in the western Negev. There was no damage or injuries in either of the attacks.