Strike in Gaza Wednesday
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IDF kills 5 gunmen in Gaza, Nablus
Three armed Palestinians killed in army strike in northern Gaza's Sajaiya neighborhood early Thursday morning. IDF forces operating in Nablus' Balata refugee camp kill two other militants, local sources report

Three Palestinian gunmen were killed early Thursday in an IDF strike in the Gaza neighborhood of Sajaiya. Two of the men killed belonged to the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing and the third was a Hamas militant.


Palestinian sources reported that another gunman was wounded in the strike. An IDF spokesman said that army forces operated against armed militants in the northern Gaza Strip.


Later Thursday, the IDF struck a Qassam launching cell near the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.


Shortly after the strike, three Qassams were fired from Gaza and landed in open fields in Israel's western Negev region. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.


The Palestinians reported that Israeli Air Force fighter jets fired a number of missiles at targets in the northern Gaza Strip. One of the targets was identified as the former Civil Administration building in Jabalya


Two other gunmen were killed by the IDF during an operation in the West Bank town of Nablus, local sources reported. One of the men killed belonged to the Popular Front's armed wing – the Abu Mustafa Brigades, and the other was a member of Fatah's military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.


Six other Palestinians were injured by IDF fire, witnesses said.


According to the IDF, a reconnaissance brigade force opened fire at two gunmen at the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, killing one and wounding the other.


The IDF responded with heavy fire Wednesday night to the Qassam barrages on the western Negev earlier in the day and the killing of Roni Yechiah, a student at the Sapir College near Sderot.


Israeli aircraft struck the empty office of Gaza's Hamas premier Ismail Haniyeh and nearby premises of his Interior Ministry, killing a baby and wounding more than 30 other people, Palestinians said.


פרסום ראשון: 02.28.08, 07:19
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