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Israeli air strike kills two Palestinians

JENIN, West Bank, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- An Israel air force missile strike on a car killed two known Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday.

Hassan Al-Madhoun and Hamas operative Fawzi Abu Al-Qara were killed, Ha'aretz reported. Palestinian doctors said nine bystanders were wounded in the strike in the Jabalya refugee camp.

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The attack drew an immediate threat of response from Hamas.

"This is an open war," said Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri. "They (the Israelis) are going to pay a heavy price for their crimes."

Elsewhere, Israeli forces arrested 25 Palestinians in three West Bank areas as part of a sweep against protesters of the security wall.

The military action took place near Jenin, Hebron and Ramallah.

In Bilin, west of Ramallah, the head of a group called the Anti-Apartheid Wall Committee, Iyad Burnat told the Wafa Palestinian news agency that Israeli soldiers moved in on a peaceful demonstration and pushed people against the wall.

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