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In Sajaiya
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Gaza: 2 Hamas members killed in IDF air strike
Palestinians report army launched missile at vehicle carrying Hamas operatives in Sajaiya neighborhood, two gunmen killed in attack, four injured, including at least one child

Palestinian sources reported Monday evening that two people were killed and four were injured, two of them severely, in an IDF air strike in the Gaza City neighborhood of Sajaiya.


An Israeli army spokesman confirmed that an airstrike was aimed at a car carrying "terror activists" in Gaza City.


The Palestinians said that an IDF aircraft fired a missile at a vehicle carrying several gunmen, members of Hamas' armed wing. Local witnesses identified the men killed as Abdel-Qader Habib and Basil Abeid, two Hamas activists. At least one child was injured in the attack.


Shortly after the strike, the spokesman for Hamas' military wing Abu Ubeida threatened that the organization "will avenge all of Israel's crimes." He added that Hamas will continue to operate until all its objectives have been accomplished.


Despite of the IDF's ongoing activity in Gaza, the Qassam fire at Israel continues. All in all at least 12 Qassam rockets landed in Israel Monday, most of them in open fields.


On Sunday afternoon an Israeli plane fired a missile at a car carrying Hamas operatives in the Zeitun neighborhood of the Gaza Strip.


An elderly man was seriously wounded and eight others were injured in the attack, including two members of Hamas' military wing, the Izz el-Din al-Qassam Brigades.


The IDF confirmed the attack.


Saturday, IDF forces shot two Palestinians in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya. In a separate area of northern Gaza, three IDF soldiers were injured when an antitank missile hit their vehicle.


Palestinian sources said that one of the fatalities was 24 year old Said Hajouj, a member of the Palestinian police forces on the way to his base.


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