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Israelis kill Palestinian activist during raid

A Palestinian activist was killed and another wounded when the Israeli army raided the West Bank town of Jericho.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2006 12:12 IST

A Palestinian activist was killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when the Israeli army raided the West Bank town of Jericho, a Palestinian security source said.

Ramadan Mohamed Mtter, 23, a member of Islamic Jihad, died when Israeli soldiers opened fire after trying to talk to him into surrendering in a house in the Akbar Jaber refugee camp that they had surrounded for three hours.

Two other Jihad activists were arrested during the operation, one of whom was wounded by gunshots as he hid in a cupboard.

The Israeli soldiers entered Jericho on board some 20 jeeps at 2 am backed by a helicopter gunship and left a few hours later.