IDF Kills Palestinian in W. Bank

An IDF force shot and killed a Palestinian man Wednesday night whom they spotted between the West Bank settlements of Yitzhar and Immanuel. The man was carrying a large backpack, which detonated when the troops opened fire on the man. Security forces believe that the man was on the way to a suicide bombing.

IDF kills 3 Palestinians in forbidden area near Gaza settlements Three Palestinians were killed by IDF troops early Wednesday evening as they approached the settlements of Alei Sinai and Dugit, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The three were spotted by an IDF patrol in an area expressly forbidden to Palestinians. Military sources said the three were acting in a "suspicious manner" when soldiers opened fire on the figures, hitting all three.

Palestinian security sources did not immediately comment, but IDF troops found knives in their possession.

Israeli woman lightly wounded by thrown stones Several hours earlier, an Israeli woman was lightly wounded when Palestinians hurled stones at her car near the West Bank town of Halhul. A doctor from the Beit Hagai settlement treated the woman at the scene.

In a pre-dawn strike Wednesday, IDF troops demolished the West Bank home of a Fatah suicide bomber and the Gaza house of a Hamas activist. Nine Palestinians were also detained for questioning.

In Nablus, troops demolished the home of Fatah member Amed Mohammed Ahmed Zida, who killed an Israeli woman and wounded 14 others when he blew himself up at the Mifgash Hasharon restaurant in Herzliya in July of this year.

In the refugee camp at the Gaza town of Khan Yunis, IDF soldiers demolished the home of Hamas activist Yassin Allah, who was killed three weeks ago during a gun battle with IDF troops. Weapons, ammunition, mortar shells, explosive devices and grenades were later found in his home.

Also Wednesday, IDF troops came under fire at a base close to the Gush Katif bloc of settlements in the Gaza Strip. The soldiers returned fire in the direction of the shots; there were no injuries.