Photo: Reuters
Scene of IAF strike in Gaza (Archive photo)
Photo: Reuters

Gaza strike leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

Palestinian witnesses say 2 killed, 4 injured in IAF strike in Gaza; Imad Asaliya of Popular Resistance Committees identified as man killed in strike; IDF: Asaliya was behind Qassam attacks

An Israel Air Force unmanned plane on Monday evening fired a missile at a car traveling in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, killing two men and injuring four others, eyewitnesses said.


The army confirmed it had carried out a targeted assassination in Gaza.


Palestinian sources identified the men killed in the strike as Majdi Hamad and Imad Asaliya of the Salah e-Din Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.


The army said Asaliya was responsible for Qassam rocket attacks against Israel.


Wreckage of cae targeted by air force (Photo: AFP)


The last targeted assassination carried out by the IDF goes back to May 20, when Islamic Jihad top military commander, Mohammad Dahdouh, was killed in an air strike outside the Gaza home of Palestinian Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Zahar.


A woman, her 4-year-old son and a family relative, were killed in the attack.


A month ago, five members of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed in an air strike at a Hamas training camp in Gaza.


Hanan Greenberg contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 06.05.06, 20:12
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