One Israeli soldier was killed and two other troops were injured Monday afternoon in a drive-by shooting near the West Bank village of Kuchin, between Nablus and Tul Karm. One of the wounded sustained moderate injuries and the other sustained light injuries.
Earlier, The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a military wing of Yasser Arafat's Fatah, announced that the killing of its Tulkarem activist Raed al-Karmi had not accomplished a thing and would cancel truce understandings announced last month by Palestinian leader Arafat.
"Israel started this and we must react." "The reaction will come fast - very fast," ," indicated a statement by the Brigade.