(dpa) - A Palestinian militant was killed early Friday in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and another one arrested during an Israeli army operation in Balata refugee camp, according to official and medical sources.
They said a large Israeli army unit surrounded a house in the refugee camp and engaged the two militants in a gunbattle that left Hani Kabi, 26, the local leader of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah military wing, dead and Samer Abu Leil, from Saraya al-Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, wounded and later arrested.
Local medical sources said Kabi had more than 10 bullet wounds throughout his body and it appeared that he was shot dead after he was wounded.
The two militants were wanted by the Israeli army for several years and Kabi had earlier taken part in a programme whereby he would get amnesty after staying inside a Palestinian security prison for at least three months. However, he left the prison last month and never returned to it.
The Palestinian Authority has also been trying to arrest the two militants as part of its security plan for the entire Nablus area started in September.