Israeli soldiers shoot teen dead

Palestinian gunmen wound three

January 30, 2003|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

JERUSALEM - As Israel's political factions sorted through the results of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's overwhelming victory in elections Tuesday, violence flared again yesterday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In Gaza, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teen-ager and wounded 19 other people in separate incidents, Palestinian officials said. In the West Bank, Palestinian gunmen shot and wounded an Israeli man and an boy, 8, who was hit in the head.

In northern Gaza, an 18-year-old shepherd, Nahed Abu Dahrouj, was shot and killed when he drove his flock near Israeli bulldozers.

The army said that it knew of no gunfire in the area.

In the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at construction workers strengthening a fence around an Israeli settlement. An Israeli soldier was lightly injured when a bullet scraped his head, the army said.

Israeli soldiers returned fire. Palestinian witnesses said 19 people were injured.

South of the West Bank settlement of Ofra late yesterday afternoon, Palestinian gunmen opened fire from a sand dune at a passing Israeli vehicle, moderately wounding the Israeli father and seriously wounding his son.

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