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Gaza: 3 killed in IAF strike

Israeli air force launches strike against terror cell preparing to fire mortar shells at Israel, killing three members of Hamas' military wing

Ali Waked
Published: 12.05.07, 08:45 / Israel News

Three Palestinians were killed Wednesday and four other were wounded in an IDF airstrike in Gaza. The men killed were members of Hamas' military wing.


IDF sources told Ynet that the IAF struck a terror cell that was preparing to fire mortar shells at Israel.


On Tuesday, an IDF soldier was lightly injured by shrapnel after Palestinians launched a mortar shell at the Kissufim area near the Strip. Another soldier suffered shock. The two were transferred to Soroka hospital in Beersheba for treatment.


On Sunday, four soldiers sustained light wounds after a mortar shell landed in a military base near Kibbutz Nahal Oz.


Shortly after the incident, an IDF tank fired a missile at a gunmen cell that tried to approach the border fence, killing two. In a separate incident Sunday, a Golani force operating in the northern Strip shot and killed three gunmen who attempted to place an explosive device near the fence.


Hanan Greenberg contributed to the report


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