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Israeli gunship kills Hamas militant after Sharon issues warning on attacks

An Israeli gunship killed a militant of Hamas and wounded three bystanders, hours after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the army to prevent the group from firing rockets on Israel, as it did earlier in the day. The attack came as the Palestinian leadership began its own crackdown on the radical Islamic group, freezing bank accounts of charities linked to it and firing at activists who had launched the rockets into Israel. Palestinian security forces identified the dead man as Hamdi Kalakh. They said he belonged to the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, whose forces earlier Thursday fired a home-made rocket on Israel without causing any casualties. One of the three people injured was said to be in critical condition. Full Story

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