[QODLink]
Middle East
Palestinian killed in West Bank
Israeli military spokeswoman says killed fighter planned to poison Israelis.
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2008 08:54 GMT

At least 414 people, mostly Palestinians, have been killed since the US-sponsored conference in Annapolis  [AFP]


Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank have killed a Palestinian fighter, a military spokeswoman said.
 
Hani al-Kaabi, 26, a local leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, died from an exchange of fire on Friday.
Local medical sources said the fighter had more than 10 bullet wounds throughout his body and it appeared that he was shot dead after he was wounded.
Having escaped from a Palestinian prison earlier this year, al-Kaabi was wanted by Israel for conducting and planning attacks, the military spokeswoman said.

 

She claimed he had masterminded a foiled plot to poison food in a restaurant near Tel Aviv.

 

Palestinian sources said al-Kaabi was killed by Israeli special forces members disguised as Palestinians.

 

Two other Palestinians have been arrested in Israel and they have reportedly admitted planning to use poison that was to be given to them by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group loosely tied to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president's Fatah party.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.