BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Persian Pashto Turkish French
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC News UK Edition
 You are in: World: Middle East  
News Front Page
World
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent
-------------
Letter From America
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
Education
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
CBBC News
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS
Wednesday, 5 February, 2003, 17:57 GMT
Israeli forces blow up 'militant's house'
Palestinian children look at burnt out car following 25 January Israeli military incursion
An Israeli military incursion in January left 12 dead
Israeli forces backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have blown up a house in a Palestinian refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, killing a woman, Palestinian officials said.

The house reportedly belonged to the family of Baha Saeed.

Mr Saeed - a militant in Yasser Arafat's Fatah organisation - was shot dead by Israeli troops in September 2000 after he killed two Israelis in an attack on the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom.

Mr Saeed's stepmother, who relatives said was partially deaf, was crushed to death in the house after not heeding warnings to leave.

Three of his brothers were also detained during the operation early on Wednesday morning in the Maghazi camp, Palestinian security sources said.

At least one bystander was reported injured.

West Bank deaths

In more violence, one Palestinian policeman was killed and another injured in the West Bank town of Qalqilya.

Israeli military radio said that Israeli soldiers had opened fire when two Palestinian men they wished to arrest attempted to escape.

However, Palestinian sources said the two were shot as they left a police station during an Israeli military incursion.

In Nablus, a young Palestinian man was killed, witnesses and medics reported.

He was among a number of youths throwing stones at Israeli troops conducting searches, witnesses said.

However, an Israeli military source said he had been armed and had shot at troops in the area.

Israel's last major military incursion was 25 January, when about 50 tanks and armoured vehicles, backed by helicopter gunships, entered Gaza City, killing 12 Palestinians and wounding more than 50.


Key stories

Profiles

FACTFILE

TALKING POINT

AUDIO VIDEO
See also:

04 Feb 03 | Middle East
27 Dec 02 | Middle East
19 Nov 02 | Middle East
17 Nov 02 | Middle East
25 Jul 02 | Business
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Middle East stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Middle East stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | World | UK | England | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales |
Politics | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology |
Health | Education | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes