IDF Tracks Down Islamic Jihad Runaway Prisoners, Killing One

Amos Harel
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IDF troops yesterday captured two remaining Islamic Jihad operatives of four who broke out of a prison west of Ramallah last May. Two of the fugitives were caught soon after the prison break-out, one in the Jenin area the other in Bethlehem. Yesterday the IDF killed the third fugitive, and detained the fourth.

Before dawn yesterday, IDF troops clashed with the two Islamic Jihad fugitives, along with a third man from the militant Islamic group, in an area north of Ramallah. The third fugitive, Riyad Khalifah, died in the gunfight; he was armed with an M-16 rifle. The fourth fugitive, Amjad al-Dik, was detained, along with the other Islamic Jihad man.

Palestinians fired 15 mortar shells yesterday at Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip. There were no injuries; one automobile was damaged at the Neveh Dekalim settlement.

Jewish settlers attribute the heavy shelling to Palestinian anticipation ahead of Ariel Sharon's Herzliya speech later this week. The prime minister's speech is expected to address the future of the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.



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