Bomber Hits West Bank Checkpoint

A Palestinian bomber has blown up near an Israeli army checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, killing at least one Israeli, Aljazeera's correspondent reports.

Bomber Hits West Bank Checkpoint
Mueen Shadid, our correspondent, also reports from Tulkarm that six Palestinians, including a woman, were injured on Thursday. Witnesses said they might have been shot by Israeli forces, often accused of indiscriminately shooting at people.

Witnesses also reported hearing two blasts near Tulkarm, but there was no immediate confirmation that it was a double bombing. The Zaka rescue service said one Israeli was dead. Palestinian medics said at least six people were wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. One Palestinian witness, who was hit by shrapnel himself, said:"I was standing by the checkpoint south of Tulkarm when I heard an explosion and then another explosion near an Israeli jeep at the checkpoint."A Palestinian bomber last struck on 6 December, killing five Israelis at a shopping mall in the coastal city of Netanya.

Israel shelled the Gaza Strip on Thursday to enforce a new "no-go zone" designed to prevent Palestinians from firing rockets from the Gaza Strip, from which troops withdrew three months ago after 38 years of occupation.

Source: Aljazeera

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