Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday at dawn the village of Abu D'eif,
west of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, shot and injured
on fighter of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh. The
fighter was apparently shot after he was arrested.
Mustafa Awwad, 25, one of the leaders the Al Aqsa Brigades, had been wanted by the Israeli security for many years.
Local sources reported that soldiers invaded the village, surrounded a house Awwad was hiding in and arrested him. Eyewitnesses told the Palestinenet news website that Awwad was shot and injured upon arrest.
The family of Awwad was unable to know the extent of his injury as the soldiers abducted him and took him to an unknown destination.
In Qabatia town, also near Jenin, soldiers exchanged fire with fighters of the Salah Ed Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular resistance Committees, and the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, after troops backed by dozens of vehicles invaded the town, broke into and searched several houses.
The clashes took place overnight until early morning hours. An Israeli military source said that soldiers invaded the town to arrest one of the resistance fighters.