Attacks on Collaborators Mount in Israeli-Occupied Territories
JERUSALEM (AP) _ A Palestinian accused of collaboration was killed in the Gaza Strip, bringing to 391 the number of Arabs killed by fellow Arabs on suspicion of assisting Israel.
Palestinian and Israeli reports said Falah Mohammed Ilhamarna, 36, was taken from his house in Khan Yunis refugee camp by 10 masked activists Saturday night for ″interrogation.″
His body was found Sunday with torture marks and stab wounds.
Two collaboration suspects - identified as Haitham Abdel Rahman El Maghari, 21, and Nabila Abu Hadab, 26 - were killed in the seaside strip Saturday.
Israel television said two other attacks occurred in Gaza on Sunday, and that wounded victims were taken to hospitals.
In the occupied West Bank, soldiers encountered masked Palestinians attacking a fellow Arab in Dura el Kari village, ordered them to stop and fired when the Palestinians fled, killing one of them, Israel TV said. It identified the man killed as Ibrahim Qassem, head of a village Fatah group. Fatah is Yasser Arafat’s mainstream faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Israeli soldiers or civilians have killed at least 827 Palestinians in the 41-month-old uprising in the occupied territories, and 66 Israelis have been slain.