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IDF says attacked car in Gaza refugee camp
Aircraft fires missile at car carrying militants on their way to fire Qassam rockets, army says. Islamic Jihad: Two members injured in attack

Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a car in a Gaza refugee camp Thursday, injuring two members of the violent Islamic Jihad group, the military and a spokesman for the militants said.

 

The car was struck while driving in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza. The Israeli army said in a statement it identified hitting a group of militants on its way to fire rockets at Israel.

 

Islamic Jihad said two of its activists were lightly injured in the strike. Palestinian hospital officials earlier said they were treating a man who had been seriously wounded in the strike.

 

The car was burned, with nothing remaining of the seats or the car's interior. The missile seems to have hit from the driver's side, and the doors were shut, indicating that the militants fled before the missile hit.

 

On Tuesday, Islamic Jihad militants were involved in a rocket attack on an Israeli army base. The rocket wounded more than 40 recruits while they were sleeping in their tents.

 

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