facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Three killed in mideast violence

Dec. 14, 2004 at 11:40 PM   |   Comments

GAZA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Two Palestinians and one Thai worker were killed Tuesday in a wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Medics said Samir al Khawaja, 29, was shot in the head when Israeli soldiers stationed along the Egyptian border opened fire on Palestinian houses.

In Ramallah, the commander of al Aqsa Brigades, was shot dead Tuesday night when an elite Israeli army unit stormed the neighborhood of Om el Sharayet.

A Thai worker was killed and two others injured earlier Tuesday when a mortar shell fired by Palestinian militants hit a greenhouse in the Gush Katif settlements block west of Kahn Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said in a statement its fighters attacked the settlements of Naveh Dikalim and Doghit with six mortars and two Qassam rockets.

Earlier Tuesday, Israeli forces entered a Palestinian refugee camp west of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, destroying several houses, security sources said.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Federal judge strikes down polygamy ban in Utah
2
Ukraine: Troop movements will no longer be publicized after Russian attacks
3
Body found, confirmed to be missing N.J. man Aaron Sofer [UPDATED]
4
Search expands for pilot of crashed U.S. military jet in rural Virginia
5
Kirsten Gillibrand called 'porky,' 'chubby,' 'fat' by male colleagues
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback