Israel's second deadly breach of ceasefire

A Hamas armed wing statement called the 45-year-old Assi a hero leader and vowed revenge for his killing, the second of a Palestinian by Israel in the West Bank this week.

Israel's second deadly breach of ceasefire
Israeli troops shot dead an armed Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said.

A spokesman for the Islamist Hamas armed wing identified the dead man as Mahmoud Assi, a Hamas fighter. The spokesman said he was killed in a clash with Israeli forces near the town of Qalqilya in the central West Bank.

An army spokesman said Hamas fighter was shot dead before dawn on Friday.

He added that a soldier was also lightly hurt in the clash.

A Hamas armed wing statement called the 45-year-old Assi a hero leader and vowed revenge for his killing, the second of a Palestinian by Israel in the West Bank this week.

The Egyptian-brokered truce began on June 19.

Thursday, Israeli troops shot dead an unarmed member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades as he tried to cross a border fence from Gaza into Israel. It was the first breach along the Israel-Gaza border since the start of the ceasefire.

Hamas arrested seven men who fired rockets into Israel from Gaza, in the first such detentions since the truce began.

Reuters
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