Sunday, April 3, 2011

Israel kills three Islamist militants in an airstrike in Gaza

Gaza. .- Three Islamic militants Palestinians, including a local commander, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, sources with the Hamas movement. The group, which said in a statement to avenge the death of three men, said the attack on the car they were traveling in came this morning in southern Gaza, near the town of Khan Yunes.

One of the dead is Ad-Dayah Mohamed, 33 years and one of his commanders in the area, which had been targeted in the 2009 Israeli air force. At that time warplanes bombed his house, but the militia was not in it. "Israel must bear the consequences," he says in the note of Azedin The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the movement that rules the strip since 2007.

The Israeli army confirmed the attack and said the three were members of "a terrorist cell planning to kidnap Israelis during the Passover festival, which takes place within three weeks. During the seven days of celebration thousands of Israelis travel to the neighboring Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian territory and the Hamas militants access through smuggling tunnels connecting Gaza with Egypt.

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