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March 05, 2003

Roundup of ME news

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Palestinian Killed, Israeli Soldiers Wounded in West Bank Raid
Israeli troops killed an elderly shepherd near a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip and two other Palestinians in West Bank clashes on Tuesday after Washington voiced concern over Palestinian civilian casualties. (8) The Bush administration on Tuesday urged Israel to protect the lives and welfare of innocent Palestinians as the government cracks down on militants. (7) Backed by attack helicopters and tanks, troops blew up Mohammed Taha's house and three others in the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. (2) Israeli tanks moved into the Nusseirat and Bureij refugee camps in the central part of the Gaza Strip early today, witnesses said, killing seven people and destroying two houses. (6) Palestinians said at least two of those killed were civilians a 14-year-old boy shot dead and a woman whose house collapsed from the force of the blast next door. (6) Israeli troops raiding a Gaza refugee camp arrested a Hamas founder Monday, targeting the political leadership of the Islamic militant group for the first time in 29 months of fighting. (3) Troops also blew up four homes in the Bureij camp, including that of Taha who was wounded in clashes with soldiers, the army said. (3) [click here for links to articles]