Militants 'kill kidnapped Israeli settler'

A Plestinian militant group said today it had killed an 18-year-old Israeli settler kidnapped earlier in the West Bank.

A Plestinian militant group said today it had killed an 18-year-old Israeli settler kidnapped earlier in the West Bank.

The statement from the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza said the settler, Eliahu Asheri, had been executed.

The group, which has links to the ruling Hamas, had threatened to execute the Israeli if Israel did not halt its invasion of Gaza.

Palestinian security officials in the West Bank city of Ramallah said they believed a body had been found.

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