NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli helicopters rocketed Palestinian security headquarters in two West Bank towns Saturday in a second day of air strikes to retaliate for a suicide bombing at an Israeli shopping mall.
No one was killed in the raids, but three Palestinians were killed Saturday from what witnesses said was live Israeli army fire in three separate incidents. Sporadic clashes were reported throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The helicopter raids came a day after 12 Palestinians were killed in a warplane attack on Palestinian cities. Friday's attack was Israel's harshest response yet in eight months of fighting and marked the first time since the 1967 Mideast war that the Jewish state attacked Palestinian targets with warplanes.
Yasser Arafat, arriving for an Arab League meeting in Cairo, told reporters that Palestinians would not back down.
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