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Resistance fighter killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Gaza Strip

Feb. 19, 2008 10:43 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 19, 2008 10:43 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - A 25-year-old resistance fighter was shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces, east of Dir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Palestinian medical sources said.

Mu'awiyya Hassanein, head of ambulance and emergency services in the Palestinian ministry of health told our correspondent that fighter Ismail Jadallah was taken to Al-Aqsa Martyr's Hospital in Dir Al-Balah.

The National Resistance Brigades, the military wing of the Democratic Front, confirmed that Jadallah was one of their members and he was killed during armed clashes with Israeli forces.

Meanwhile, the National Resistance Brigades and the Abu Rish Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, claimed they clashed with an Israeli special force east of the Kisufim Israeli military base. They said they attacked the force, firing bullets and homemade bombs on Tuesday at dawn.

The Brigades said in a statement that the Israeli forces acknowledged they had come under rocket attack and that clashes had taken place, resulting in the death of a member of the National Resistance Brigades.

Separately, the An-Nasser Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for attacking the Israeli military base of Nahal 'Oz, east of Gaza City, with four homemade projectiles on Monday evening.

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