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Army says it targeted terror cell planning to fire rockets at Israel
Saturday evening; sources in Gaza say two missiles hit motorcycle,
two Palestinians lightly wounded
The Air Force fired at a Gaza terror cell east of Rafah planning to
fire rockets at Israel, IDF officials said Saturday evening.
Two missiles were fired at two terrorists riding a motorcycle,
wounding them lightly, Palestinian sources said.
The identity of the wounded was not immediately clear. A spokesman
for Gaza´s emergency services said the two were taken to a Rafah City
hospital for treatment.
Palestinian sources also reported lively traffic of Israeli aircraft
above the area.
The military wings of the Islamic Jihad and of the Popular Resistance
Committees rushed to issue a statement Saturday accusing Israel of
blatantly violating the lull in the area.
Wednesday night, terrorists in Sinai fired three rockets at the
southern resort town of Eilat; no injuries or damages were reported
in that attack.
Last month, the IDF assassinated Zuhir al-Qaisi, the secretary
general of the Popular Resistance Committees terror group, by firing
a missile at his vehicle. The operation was followed by a round of
escalation in the area, with terror organizations firing hundreds of
rockets at southern communities and IDF forces killing more than 20
Saturday´s attempted assassination marked the first IDF strike in
Gaza since the end of the latest round of escalation. At the time,
Gaza terror groups claimed Israel agreed to put an end to its
surgical strikes in the Strip. Yoav Zitun contributed to the story
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