Palestinian Authority

    Israeli troops have killed a leader of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad during a raid in the West Bank. Walid Obeidi was killed during an exchange of fire in the village of Qabatiya, near the northern town of Jenin, officials and witnesses said. Islamic Jihad is a small radical group that has launched most of the rocket fire directed at Israel from Gaza in the past two years. In Gaza itself, an Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians. (BBC)

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