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Islamic Jihad leader 'survives assassination attempt' in Qabatiya

April 2, 2008 12:26 P.M. (Updated: April 2, 2008 12:26 P.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - An Islamic Jihad fighter survived an assassination attempt in the West Bank town of Qabatiya, near Jenin, on Wednesday, Islamic Jihad's military wing, the Al-Quds Brigades claimed.

"An undercover Israeli force infiltrated to the town at 9:30am and came unexpectedly upon an Al-Quds Brigades leader and began to shoot at him," the organization's spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that the target of the reported attack had survived two previous assassination attempts, and had been seriously injured in one such attempt. The spokesperson said the leader's name would not be revealed, citing "security reasons."

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