Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office
Three Hamas members were killed by an explosion which took place Friday in the village of Dir Abu Daif, in the Jenin area.
Palestinian sources say that the blast apparently took place because of a 'work accident' which took place while preparing explosives.
The AP news agencies reported that three Hamas members were brought to hospital, with the body of one in two parts. Palestinian security sources say he was likely a Hamas member who accidentally set off an explosives belt he was wearing.
On Thursday morning, two Islamic Jihad members were killed in a in the Bethlehem area, in a clash with an IDF force. Palestinians say dozens of IDF vehicles surrounded the home in which the two were staying. Exchanges of fire ensued, in which they the two gunmen were killed.
Palestinian witnesses say a man was injured overnight in an Air Force strike in Gaza City. According to witnesses, the attack was directed at a structure used to manufacture rockets, and the building was destroyed. The IDF said the building was used to manufacture weaponry.
On Thursday, Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinian organizations agreed on a ceasefire and a calming down period. Hamas denied Abba's claims, as did Islamic Jihad.