Hamas gunman killed


Israeli special forces operating in the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian gunman.

Troops mounted a raid outside the southern Gazan town of Khan Yunis early Monday, encountering a Hamas patrol. In the ensuing clash, one Hamas member was killed. There was an unconfirmed report of at least one Israeli casualty.

In the West Bank, Israeli forces scouring Nablus for terrorists came under fire. A soldier suffered moderate wounds. Three Palestinians were arrested.

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