Palestinian sources reported Wednesday evening that IDF troops killed 33-year-old Ataf Abiya in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Earlier Wednesday, IDF troops shot dead a Palestinian as he was banging a drum to announce the beginning of the Ramadan fast in a refugee camp near the West Bank town of Nablus, hours after senior local Hamas and Fatah military commanders were killed in the Jenin refugee camp in what security sources said was an Israeli assassination.
Later on Wednesday, a suspected Palestinian would-be suicide bomber militant was killed when the car he was driving, packed with explosives, blew up as it headed towards an Israeli military outpost near Nissanit settlement in the Gaza Strip, the IDF and Palestinian witnesses said. There were no other casualties in the Gaza incident, for which the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility, Israel Radio reported.
In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday in the Askar refugee camp east of Nablus, IDF troops opened fire on Jihad a-Natour, 24, as he was going from alley to alley in the camp to announce the beginning of the dawn-to-dusk fast.
Military sources told Israel Radio that a-Natour was shot after he had violated the curfew imposed on the camp,