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Senior Hamas man killed in blast near Nablus

A senior Hamas fugitive was killed in a mysterious explosion in the West Bank on Wednesday, and the Islamic militant group accused Israel Defense Forces troops of setting off the blast. Meanwhile in the Gaza Strip, Palestinain doctors said that one-and-a-half year old Alian Bashiti was killed by IDF gunfire in the refugee camp of Khan Yunis. Witnesses said that IDF soldiers fired at the neighborhood, and that the boy was in his house when he was hit. They said that the boy was hit after troops opened fire from the nearby settlements of Morag and Ganei Tal. The army said that Palestinian gunmen opened fire at soldiers guarding the nearby army post near the settlement of Neve Dekalim, and the troops returned fire. “It is a very unfortunate incident, but the soldiers were forced to fire at the source of the shooting,” the army said in a statement. Full Story

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