IDF Targets Islamic Jihad Leaders in Tulkarm; 45 Current Terror Warnings

(Ynet News) Efrat Weiss - A special IDF force surrounded a coffee shop in the West Bank town of Tulkarm on Wednesday to arrest senior Islamic Jihad terrorists, when Palestinians began firing at the IDF troops from several directions. Soldiers returned fire, killing five Palestinians. The IDF said the Palestinians were part of the Islamic Jihad terror infrastructure responsible for the last suicide bombings in Tel Aviv and Netanya. Palestinian sources said those killed included Adal Abu Khalil, 26, a senior Islamic Jihad figure, and Majdi Atiya, 20, a member of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. The Ministry of Defense said there has been a sharp rise in the number of daily terror warnings in recent weeks, with about 45 concrete warnings per day. "The warnings include attempts to strike the heart of Israel proper, as well as the West Bank," a source said.

2005-08-25 00:00:00

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