Unknown Gunmen attack a Palestinian minister’s car in northern West Bank

Unknown Gunmen opened fire at the car of Hamas Cabinet minister Wasfi Kabha as he was traveling to a ceremony in Tubass city in then northern part of the West Bank on Saturday midday. No injures were reported in the shootout, which came a day before Palestinian President Mahmod Abbas' meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Palestinian sources reported that minister Kabha was traveling to a ceremony in Tubas city when his car was stopped at a nearby village by three gunmen; the gunmen opened fire, hitting the vehicle four times. Palestinian security forces rushed to the scene, and an exchange of fire ensued. The three gunmen then fled the scene. The ceremony, where Kabha and another minister planned to dedicate a new Education Ministry building, was canceled due to the attack.

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