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“Free People of the Negev” claim responsibility for Saturday attack

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

The group said in a statement, “The female martyr attempted to break into the military base and clash with border guards, and she was armed with a nine-millimeter Belgian Herstal pistol. She was trained how to shoot, and we will broadcast a video at the appropriate time.”

The statement added, “Claiming responsibility came late for security and tactical purposes, and to mislead the enemy, making sure the activist who transferred the martyr withdrew and found a safe place.”

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Palestinian opens fire on military base in south

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 4, 2009

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian woman who fired on a police base in southern Israel, officials say, in the second fatal clash within hours.

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She walked firmly towards the main gate. When she tried to fire on the sentry from a distance of a few meters, he turned the barrel away and escaped the bullets. She then ran away and took cover, while the sentry and another officer who had arrived at the scene tried to persuade her to turn herself in.

When the brief negotiation failed, another gun battle ensued, at the end of which the officer shot the attacker dead.

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The Palestinian, identified as 16-year-old Basma Awad An-Nabbari, was from the central Israeli town of Beersheva.

Israeli police said the attack occurred around 2pm when the woman arrived at the Border Guard post and opened fire toward officers, leading them to return fire. No other injuries or damage were reported.

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