Israeli troops have killed a senior terror suspect in Fatah's military wing in the West Bank City of Bethlehem.
Israeli news reports say the suspect was killed when Israeli troops surrounded a building in Bethlehem and the suspect came out carrying an automatic weapon. Witnesses say he was shot as he was surrendering.
Israeli forces have killed 16 Palestinians since Friday, when Israel launched attacks aimed at curbing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into nearby southern Israel.
The Palestinian cabinet met in emergency session Sunday to plan a response to the attacks. But no details emerged from the two-hour meeting.
In other developments Sunday, Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said his government will boycott any foreign envoys who meet with members of the new Hamas-led Palestinian government.
The Israeli decision came during a Security Cabinet meeting called to set policy for dealing with the Palestinians. The Hamas charter calls for the destruction of the Jewish state.
The boycott, announced on Israeli radio, is similar to one Israel imposed on diplomats who met with the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat before his death in 2004.