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.

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