Scene of strike
Photo: Reuters

IAF strikes southern Strip; terrorist killed

Palestinians say Popular Resistance Committees member killed in strike, another member injured. Both planned terror attacks at Israel-Egypt border

The Air Force attacked terrorist targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday. Palestinian sources reported that the target was a motorcycle carrying two Popular Resistance Committees members in the Tel Sultan neighborhood, west of Rafah.


One of the riders was killed, while the other one injured, the sources said.


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The IDF stated that the two were affiliated with the global jihadist movement. One of the terrorists, 22-year-old Ahmad Said Ismail, participated in a terror attack at the Israeli-Egypt border in June, which claimed the life of an Israeli citizen.


שני המחבלים תכננו פיגוע בגבול ישראל-מצרים (צילום: רויטרס)

The motorcycle hit by IAF (Photo: Reuters)


The man killed in the attack is 19-year-old Id Nadi Okhal from Rafah who was planning another terror attack against Israeli targets at the Egypt border and Sinai Peninsula along with other global jihadist movement members.


There has been relative calm in the Gaza Strip in recent months since the last major round of violence in March. However, two weeks ago, two rockets were fired at Ashkelon, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.





פרסום ראשון: 08.05.12, 16:42
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