Israeli helicopter gunships attack West Bank towns


Israeli helicopter gunships launched attacks on Palestinian targets in Ramallah and El Bireh in the West Bank today, Palestinian witnesses said.

In Ramallah two missiles hit a building housing a police headquarters and offices of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the witnesses said.

At El Bireh two more missiles struck an office of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.

It was the second attack on Ramallah in successive days. Yesterday gunships hit the Fatah headquarters there with a missile, causing no injuries.

Palestinian officials described yesterday's strike as a failed assassination attempt.