Gunmen kill covert Israeli agent

Palestinian gunmen killed an undercover Israeli agent and wounded two others in an attack on their car in the occupied West Bank, AFP reports from Ramallah. Two gunmen riddled the Israelis' car with 40 bullets in a village near the town of Ramallah. The wounded men, members of the internal security service, Shin Beth, were taken to hospital in Jerusalem. Ezzedin al-Qassam, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), claimed responsiblity.