Friday, December 03, 2004
Islamic Jihad activist killed in West Bank. (Via LGF)
The soldiers, who arrived in twenty jeeps, opened fire in his direction as he was giving himself up, the Palestinian security sources said.
The owner of the house in which Hammad had taken refuge said the militant had first been wounded by Israeli fire as he was trying to flee the scene, and then killed.
"He tried to escape. They opened fire at him in front of the house and wounded him. Once they got confirmation he was the man they were after, they finished him off," Suleiman Qasrawi told AFP.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the death, adding that soldiers who were surrounding a house "opened fire on a suspect who was fleeing, armed with a pistol," the spokesman said.