06/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Abdul Majid Dudeen Killed By Israeli Forces

Abdul Majid Dudeen, the leader of Hamas' Ezzidin Al-Qassam Brigades, has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in Skak, a town just west of Hebron in the West Bank, Albawaba reports. Dudeen has been on Israel's wanted list for a few years now, due to his suspected involvement in at least two attacks on Israeli buses, according to the BBC. Dudeen had previously been detained by Palestinian authorities, but was later released. His killing is being referred to by Hamas as an Israeli terrorist attack that the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank failed to prevent, the BBC report notes.

The Albawaba report cites eyewitnesses who describe an Israeli raid with 16 military vehicles storming Dudeen's hideout.

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