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Bomb kills Hamas gunman in Gaza
Terror group member killed at edge of refugee camp; Palestinians said shrapnel from a bomb caused death, retracting blame on IDF

GAZA - A Hamas terrorist who was killed overnight in the southern Gaza town of Rafah died from bomb shrapnel and not from gunfire, Palestinian sources said, contradicting earlier reports that said soldiers had shot the man. (Hanan Greenberg)


According to the sources, the killed Palestinian is 22-year-old Ahmed Marchum. Eyewitnesses said Marchum stood at the edge of the Rafah refugee camp when a blast was heard, apparently an explosive device that went off, followed by shooting from the direction of IDF forces.


A Hamas source said Marchum was on a “Jihad mission” at the time of the incident.


Palestinians fire anti-tank missiles


The army said soldiers shot at a group of Palestinians who opened fire at an IDF post but could not confirm whether they hit the armed Palestinians.


Meanwhile, two anti-tank missiles were fired at IDF posts near Rafah early Wednesday. Elsewhere, Palestinians fired at several army posts in the Gaza Strip in four separate incidents.


No injuries or damage were reported in either incident.


First published: 18.05.05, 08:00
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