Palestinians: 12 killed in IDF strike in northern Strip

Gaza sources claimed 12 Palestinians have been killed in IDF attacks overnight, including a commander of the militant group behind the abduction of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was held captive for more than five years and freed in a prisoner swap for more than 1,000 Palestinians.


The Israeli military said it initially targeted Zuhair al-Qaissi, the commander of the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committee, a large militant group closely aligned with Gaza's Hamas rulers. The explosion tore apart al-Qaissi's blue sedan and killed his son-in-law, Mahmoud Hanini - himself a top PRC field commander. (AFP and AP)


פרסום ראשון: 03.10.12, 07:45