Israeli troops kill resistance leader

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian resistance leader in the occupied West Bank.

    Despite 3000 deaths, resistance to Israeli occupation goes on

    Security sources confirmed Imad Janadra died north of Nablus, near the village of Taluza, on Wednesday evening but gave no details.

    The 30-year-old was a senior official in the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, an armed resistance wing of Hamas.

    However, another senior Hamas figure was released in occupied Gaza just hours before the fatal shooting.

    Prisoner release

    Muhammad Taha was one of the founders of the Islamist resistance group in 1987, but was captured by Israeli forces during a raid on the Buraij refugee camp in central Gaza in March 2003.

    Palestinian FM Nabil Shaath (R) to
    meet Israeli counterpart in Dublin

    Despite his senior age, Taha was reportedly beaten and arrested with three of his sons after occupation forces stormed his house in March 2003.

    The shooting and the release come as both Israeli and Palestinian foreign ministers prepare to face each other in Dublin.

    Talks

    Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and his Palestinian counterpart Nabil Shaath were among around three dozen ministers converging in the Irish capital for a Euro-Mediterranean meeting convened by the European Union.

    Topping their agenda were prospects for the "road map" peace plan, the situation in Iraq and also European relations with the wider region also being discussed, an EU official said.
      
    The event is sandwiched between Tuesday's meeting in New York of the diplomatic Quartet of Middle East peace sponsors and a summit of the Arab League in Tunisia later this month.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.