30 October 2000

IAF Attack Helicopters Attack Terrorist Targets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

In the last hours, IDF Attack Helicopters attacked targets of the Palestinian Tanzim organization and the Palestinian "Force 17" guard:

A Force 17 HQ was attacked in the Gaza Strip; in the West Bank Fatah-Tanzim headquarters were attacked in Nablus and in Al-Bira near Ramallah.

The Fatah Tanzim organization functions as an operative arm for the PA, and is responsible for the violence and the shooting attacks in the territories.

Tonight’s operation is a part of the IDF pro-active effort to hit those responsible for the escalation of the violence directly, after in the last days the Fatah movement increased the number of attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces in the areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Headquarters which were attacked, were training and assisting the shooters who carried out hundreds of shooting attacks at IDF forces and civilians.

The IDF will not allow civilians, settlements and the security forces to come to harm, and will use any available measures to ensure their safety. In selecting the targets, the IDF is making an effort to avoid injuring civilians.    
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