Photo: Reuters
Targeted killing in Gaza (archive photo)
Photo: Reuters

PRC: IDF killed Qassam cell head

Popular Resistance Committees spokesman tells Ynet IDF air strike kills organization's military wing commander in northern Gaza; ‘we’ll respond soon and continue with rocket, terror attacks,’ he adds

Popular Resistance Committees spokesman Abu Abir told Ynet Thursday that one of the Palestinians killed in a night air strike was Faik Abu al-Qumsan, commander of the organization's military wing in northern Gaza and responsible for leading the Qassam attacks on Israel.


Abir said Qusman, who was killed along with two other operatives, was responsible for placing an explosive that blew up an IDF tank in 2001, killing 3 soldiers. He added that the PRC would "react very soon."


Abu al-Qumsan was the brother of Shiekh Ismail Abu al-Qumsan, who founded the PRC and was also killed by the IDF.


“The death of two family members proves that regardless of how many activists and leaders the enemy kills, we continue on with the resistance and will continue with the rocket and terror attacks,” the spokesman said.


“In the coming days we’ll prove to the enemy that we are right – no assassination will harm our motivation and determination to defeat the enemy.”


'7 Palestinians killed'

Earlier Palestinian sources reported that seven Gazans were killed by IDF fire Thursday. According to them, one of those killed, Ala Halil, was shot by IDF troops in the Sheikh Zayed neighborhood, near Beit Lahiya in the northern Strip.


An Islamic Jihad member was killed at noon and a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed during the morning hours; dozens of Palestinians were injured during the day, the sources said.


Later it was reported that three members of the Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Front’s armed wing, were killed during an IDF aerial strike in the Beit Lahiya area; military officials confirmed that the Air Force had attacked terrorists in the area.


The Palestinians further reported that Anis Musa (20) was killed by IDF sniper fire near Beit Lahiya.


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