3 Fatah activists killed in Israeli raid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian officials say Israeli
troops have killed three activists of the Fatah movement of
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Anan Attireh, deputy governor of the West Bank's Nablus
district, says Israeli forces opened fire while storming the homes
of the men in the city of Nablus.

The Israeli military declined immediate comment.

Saturday's operation in Nablus' old city came two days after
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli in a West Bank ambush.

The West Bank has been relatively calm, and army raids against
Fatah activists are unusual.

Abbas and Israel have instead focused on a common foe, the Islamic militant group Hamas.

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