Fatah official killed by Israelis as Son of Israeli demagogue Rabbi Kahane shot dead by Palestinians

An official from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement was killed by the Israeli army Sunday morning in the northern West Bank, a source close to Fatah said. Thabet Thabet, the leader of Fatah in the West Bank town of Tulkarem, was killed by soldiers as he walked near his home, the source said. Thabet, a doctor, was also director general of the Palestinians' health ministry. In the meantime, Binyamin Zeev Kahane, son of the late Israeli extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his wife were shot dead in a hail of Palestinian gunfire Sunday near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, witnesses said. Rabbi Kahane was murdered in New York in 1990. He advocated the establishment of a theocratic state in Israel and the expulsion of all Arabs from the country and the occupied territories, France Press reports.