An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip has killed a Hamas militant that Israel says was involved in the capture of an Israeli soldier in 2006.
Nafez Manzur was killed Thursday by an Israeli aircraft in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza.
The Israeli military says Manzur was involved in a June 2006 raid on an Israeli border post near Gaza in which militants captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and killed two others. Shalit remains in captivity.
In another development, Palestinian officials say President Mahmoud Abbas underwent a heart examination Thursday at a hospital in Jordan's capital, Amman. They say the 73-year old leader's test results were fine and he is in good health.
Mr. Abbas is due to return to Ramallah Friday.
His examination included a diagnostic procedure known as a cardiac catheterization. It involves inserting a long thin tube (called a catheter) into a blood vessel and guiding it to the heart to allow doctors to see if there are any blockages.
Israel's military did not say what role Nafez Manzur played in 2006 raid. It also accused him of involvement in a suicide attack on an Israeli border terminal with Gaza last month that wounded 13 Israeli soldiers.Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.