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2 killed in IDF strike on terror cell

Palestinians report two fatalities, one casualty after IAF targets cell attempting to fire rockets on Israel

The Israel Air Force targeted a terror cell in Gaza Tuesday, after it was identified as attempting to fire projectiles at Israel.


The pilots reported hitting their mark. A Palestinian medical source said two people were killed and one wounded in the strike, which took place east of the Maghazi refugee camp.



The sources said the three were hit while approaching the security fence in central Gaza; adding that the bodies were taken to the Gaza hospital.


It is still unclear which militant organization the three were associated with.


Military sources told Ynet that the cell was comprised of five individuals who were preparing to launch a rocket at Israel.


This was the third such event over the past two weeks, which the defense establishment believes indicated Hamas is allowing them.


The IDF said any rocket fire on Israel or terror attack on Israeli targets would be met with a harsh response.


Elior Levy, Ynet's Palestinian affairs correspondent, contributed to this report



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