Wednesday, December 25, 2002

In what may be an assassination, the IDF fatally shoots wanted senior Hamas mbr. Talib Abu Hawash during a raid in Nablus, allowing him to bleed to death over several hrs. while denying access to ambulances. The IDF also fatally shoots a Palestinian who strays too near Netzarim settlement; demolishes a Palestinian home in Bayt Hanina, 5 cow pens in Ramallah. Palestinians fire grenades at IDF outposts nr. Gush Katif, Rafah, causing no injuries. (LAW, PCHR 12/25; HP, WP, WT 12/26; HA 12/27)