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Israeli soldiers kill top Hamas fugitive

Israeli soldiers killed a top Hamas fugitive in a roadside ambush Monday, and in a separate operation, raided a stronghold of the militant Islamic group, shooting dead two Palestinians and blowing up the house of a suspected bombmaker. The two Israeli strikes came in response to a deadly Hamas attack on an Israeli tank over the weekend. Israel said it will intensify its hunt for Hamas militants, who have carried out many of the bombings and other attacks against Israeli targets in the past 29 months of fighting. The Hamas fugitive, Riyad Abu Zeid, 32, was shot and seriously wounded when undercover troops, hiding in a van loaded with vegetables, fired on his black Honda traveling along Gaza’s coastal road, witnesses said. Troops apprehended Abu Zeid, who died on the way to an Israeli hospital, the military said. A Palestinian taxi driver, who gave only his first name, Mohammed, said there were two Palestinian men in the Honda, both taken away by the Israeli military. One man apparently was killed at the scene, the other injured, he said. The identity of the second man was not immediately known. Full Story

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