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Monday, October 15, 2012

Nice shooting! Five terrorists, zero civilians killed over weekend

From AFP:
Two men were killed and another two critically wounded on Sunday in an Israeli strike on central Gaza, Palestinian medics said in what was the third deadly raid in 24 hours.

The incident occurred just east of Deir al-Balah, with the Israeli military confirming it had targeted “a terrorist rocket squad.”

Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, said the strike had initially killed one man and left three others in critical condition, but one of the wounded died shortly afterwards.

“Two people were killed, one of those who was critically wounded died of his wounds,” he told AFP.

He named the victims as Ezzedine Abu Nasira, 23, and Ahmad Fatayer, 22, both of whom were from Deir al-Balah. Witnesses said the strike targeted a motorcycle, and said that both men were militants.

Qudra said both of those wounded in the strike were civilians.
Qudra and the Gaza health ministry are lying - they were both from the Saladin Brigades of the Popular Resistance Committees, as Ma'an reported.
An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed there was a “targeting of a terrorist rocket squad” which had just fired a rocket at southern Israel.

“They had just fired a rocket at Israel which hit the area of the Eshkol regional council,” she said. No-one was injured on the Israeli side.

According to the army, more than 500 rockets have hit Israel since the start of 2012, more than 40 of which were fired in the first two weeks of October.

It was the third deadly Israeli raid within 24 hours.

On Saturday night, the air force targeted a motorcycle in the northern town of Jabaliya, killing a top Salafist leader and a fellow militant.

Several hours later, warplanes targeted two militants from the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the southern city of Khan Yunis, killing one and critically wounding the second.
Again, it is amazing to kill five people from airstrikes in a crowded urban area without killing any civilians.

Not to mention how impressive Israeli intelligence remains in Gaza to pinpoint the right people.

(h/t Challah)