One Israeli, two Palestinians killed in attack; Occupation forces incur in Deir al-Balah
Palestine-Israel, Military, 6/27/2003
One Israeli was killed by in an attack carried out by member in al-Aqsa martyrs groups of the Fatah Movement in Baqa al-Gharbeia inside Israel, while two Palestinians were killed in the same area, the Israeli forces said they were intending to carry out a "martyrdom operation."
Medical sources said that an Israel ( 30 year old) was killed as he was exposed to a fire near Baqa al-Gharbia. The Israeli radio said that the attacker ( 15 year old) approached on foot a car belonging to the Israeli telephone company (Basic) and opened fire at its passengers from a pistol he was carrying. One of the guards chased the attacker and injured him strongly before he was arrested. The Israeli radio said the identity of the attacker was not disclosed yet but it is sure that the attack was for "national Palestinian reasons."
In a statement al-Aqsa martyrs groups claimed responsibility for the attack. The statement said that the attack "came as a reply to the assassination of the commander in al-Qassam groups Abdul Aziz al-Qawasmi and a series of Israeli attacks and crimes. The unit of martyr Zuheir Steiti of al-Aqsa martyrs group opened fire at a group of Israeli settlers near Baqa al-Gharbia town and this resulted in killing one of them and wounding others."
The statement added that " al-Aqsa martyrs groups stress continued resistance and Fedayeen resistance in all occupied areas including the territories of 1948."
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