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Israeli army arrest Palestinian allegedly linked to shooting attack

Israel Materials 1 November 2010 02:44 (UTC +04:00)
The Israeli army arrested Sunday a Palestinian youth who allegedly took part in a shooting attack Saturday night in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Israeli army said in a statement.
Israeli army arrest Palestinian allegedly linked to shooting attack

The Israeli army arrested Sunday a Palestinian youth who allegedly took part in a shooting attack Saturday night in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Israeli army said in a statement.

The Palestinian, 34, was arrested two hours after the attack against an Israeli car driving between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, DPA reported.

None of the passengers were injured in the incident but serious damage was done to the car.

The incident followed three other attacks in the last month against Israeli cars near the West Bank cities of Hebron and Ramallah.

Four Israelis were killed on August 31 when militants from the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamist movement Hamas, opened fire on traffic near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba near Hebron.

The attack took place two days before the start of direct peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians on September 2 in Washington.

A few days later, two Israelis were wounded when their cars came under fire near Ramallah and a pregnant woman and her husband were injured when their car was shot near the West Bank city of Hebron.

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