Gaza, August 7, 2008, (RAMATTAN)- Palestinian sources said that two men tried to assassinate Jihad Jaara, one of the Palestinians exiled by Israel to Ireland following its siege on the Church of the Nativity in 2002.
According to the sources, two men opened fire at Jaara while he was making his way to the Palestinian embassy in Dublin on Wednesday.
Ramattan tried to phone Jaara but he could not talk as he was at the Police station in Dublin.
His comrades, exiled to Gaza, told Ramattan that Jaara survived shooting. But a vehicle crashed into his car in an attempt to dropp it into a nearby valley.
They added that Jaara was lightly injured and the Irish police arrested two suspects.