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Mourners in Gaza (archive) Photo: AFP
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Senior Hamas commander killed in Gaza

Field commander in northern Gaza killed in IDF strike against group of gunmen advancing towards border. Qassam rocket hits factory near Sderot shortly after operation

Associated Press
Published: 08.22.07, 03:20 / Israel News

A Hamas gunman was killed in an IDF airstrike early Wednesday near Gaza City, Palestinian security and medical sources confirmed. Hamas identified the man killed as Yehia Habib, a senior field commander in Gaza City. Three other gunmen were wounded.

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The army confirmed the strike, saying it had targeted a group of armed men advancing towards the border fence with Israel.

 

Shortly after the attack Palestinian terror groups launched a Qassam rocket from northern Gaza, the rocket landed in a factory near the town of Sderot. No injuries were reported but damage was caused to the factory.

 

On Tuesday Israeli forces combating Palestinian gunmen in Gaza killed three members of Islamic Jihad who their organization later said were "on a mission against Israel" and two children aged 10 and 12.

 

The army said soldiers targeted two figures spotted near a rocket launcher in an area where a rocket had been fired into Israel earlier. Palestinian rocket teams have been known to send young children to retrieve rocket launchers after projectiles are fired, it added.

 

Palestinians fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, one striking an empty kindergarten in Sderot.

While Israel's attempts to combat militants in Gaza continue, the Israeli military has been scaling back its

military operations in the West Bank in an attempt to bolster moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

 

Abbas formed a government based in the West Bank after Hamas militants seized power in Gaza two months ago.

 

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